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Malayalam actor Jishnu Raghavan died at 8:15 a.m. Friday, March 25, at Amrita Hospital in Kochi after his prolonged battle with cancer. He was 35.

Jishnu, who began his career as a child artiste in the Malayalam movie Kilipattu" in 1987, was undergoing treatment for quite some time now. His health condition made headlines after a photo of the ailing actor hooked on to a life-support system went viral on social media in November 2014.

Jishnu, son of veteran Malayalam actor Raghavan, soon recovered, but a diagnosis soon found another malignant tumour in April 2015. The actor was very active on social media and is also known for his inspiring Facebook posts and his recent post from an ICU had gone viral on social media. 

Later in 2002, Jishnu made his debut as a lead actor with director Kamal's superhit movie "Nammal" in 2002. He has acted in more than 20 films and is known for his performances in "Nerariyan CBI," "Pauran," "Ordinary," "Ustad Hotel," among others.

Many celebrities, including Mammootty, Kunchacko Boban, Sujatha Mohan, Tovino Thomas and others have offered condolences on the actor's death. 

Check out how celebrities have responded here:

Dulquer Salmaan

Forever positive. Forever smiling. Jishnu you are an inspiration for all ages. I'm so sorry for all your loved ones and everyone who knew you, your void will never be filled. You smiled from the heart and your eyes were so honest. We had just a few scenes in Ustaad Hotel but we had great fun....


Posted by Mohanlal on Thursday, March 24, 2016

ആദരാജ്ഞലികൾ ...

Posted by Mammootty on Thursday, March 24, 2016

മേലെ മാനത്ത് തിളങ്ങി തന്നെ നില്ക്കും കൂട്ടുകാരാ.... യാത്ര മൊഴി ...

Posted by Kunchacko Boban on Thursday, March 24, 2016


Posted by Sujatha Mohan on Thursday, March 24, 2016


Posted by Suraj Venjaramoodu on Thursday, March 24, 2016

Prithviraj Sukumaran

Just got off a flight to know that Jishnu is no longer with us. A life cut short..but many a lesson to be learnt from the fight that he put up. He will forever remain a great example...how regardless of what life throws up..it's up to each one of us..whether we walk into the horizon with out head held high..or we look back and hang our heads to miss the sunset. Rest in peace my friend..I know you're in a better place! Will have a lot of stories to share when we eventually meet! Cheers!

Jishnu Raghavan - He has urged us to live our lives to the fullest, embrace every moment and appreciate all that comes...

Posted by Anjali Menon on Saturday, March 26, 2016

Tovino Thomas

RIP Jishnu Raghavan !
You never gave up .You will remain in our hearts forever!!
‪#‎great_inspiration‬ ‪#‎respect‬


Posted by Nivin Pauly on Thursday, March 24, 2016

Vinay Forrt

Rest in peace my brother

ജിഷ്ണുവേട്ടനും പോയി ... പ്രിയപ്പെട്ടവരുടെ വേർപാടിന്റെ വാർത്തകൾപറഞ്ഞറിയിക്കാനാവാത്ത ദു:ഖം നൽകുന്നു.

Posted by Kavya Madhavan on Thursday, March 24, 2016

Rajith Menon

‪#‎dukhavelliyazcha‬ turned out be true today hearing this news...u were a real source of inspiration to todays youth on how to handle pain,pressure and take life frwd....u will continue to inspire everyone in their hearts...may ur soul rest in peace my dear brother,friend....will miss u....‪#‎jishnu‬

you were such a great fighter. One of the very few bravest people i had ever seen. may his soul rest in peace....

Posted by Asif Ali on Thursday, March 24, 2016


Posted by Jayaram on Thursday, March 24, 2016

Ranjith Sankar

Thank you for the memories fighter.!

ജിഷ്ണുവിന് ആദരാൻജലികൾ..2016-ൽ കഴിവുള്ള ഒട്ടനവധി കലാകാരൻമാരെ മരണം കീഴ്പ്പെടുത്തുന്നതു കണ്ട് വേദനയോടെ പകച്ചു നിൽക്കാന...

Posted by Vinayan Tg on Thursday, March 24, 2016

Unni Mukundan

Rest In Peace Brother !!! It was lovely meeting you and knowing you as a person... Deeply saddened...

Rip Jishnu Chetta... :( :'(

Posted by Gourav Menon on Thursday, March 24, 2016

ആദരാജ്ഞലികൾ ...

Posted by Aju Varghese on Thursday, March 24, 2016

Sayanora Philip

And here is someone who says, "im in ICU now, but there's no need to worry,its my second home and im having fun here"..! Jishnu Raghavan , i havent been that lucky to be in ur best friend's list, but your posts have been something which i always looked upon,when i had ups and downs in my life.a true motivator and one of my greatest inspiration ! Rest in peace my friend. You will always be missed.

Pearle Maaney 

Some People need to be inspired...
Some inspire...
Jishnu Chetta.. U were a warrior who was truly an inspiration...
You always saw the brighter side of life...
Your sense of Humour was always intact...
Its as if "Cancer" felt ashamed to be in you...
Today as you say Good bye to the world..
You are leaving behind amazing memories... Messages... Ideas... Art that you created... The yummy food recipes And ofcourse your Movies and More..
You will always live...
You will sure be missed Jishnu Chetta.
May your Soul enjoy its next level journey as you liked to call it ....


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