Popular Malayalam actor-director Pratap Pothen breathed his last on Friday (July 15). He was 70. According to the reports, Pratap Pothen was found dead in his apartment in Chennai.
Several fans and celebs reacted to the unfortunate news on social media and condoled his sudden demise.
— Sreedhar Pillai (@sri50) July 15, 2022
RIP Pratap Pothen. Actor and Director. So many memorable roles underplayed to perfection. Om Shanti.#Pratappothen
— Sumanth Raman (@sumanthraman) July 15, 2022
Pratap made his debut in the 1978 film Aaravam in Malayalam and later featured in Thakara in 1979 bagging the Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Malayalam for his lead role. In the same year, he starred in a Tamil film titled Azhiyadha Kolangal.
The most prominent Malayalam films of Pratap Pothen are ‘Chamaram’, ‘Thakara’, ‘Pappu’, ‘Idavela’, ‘Kaikeyi’, ‘Aksharangal’, ‘Onnu Muthal Poojyam Vare’, and ‘Thanmathra’ and several other iconic Malayalam movies.
The actor is survived by his daughter, Keya Pothen.