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:
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....
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!
RIP Jishnu Raghavan !
You never gave up .You will remain in our hearts forever!!
Rest in peace my brother
â€ª#â€Ždukhavelliyazchaâ€¬ 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....â€ª#â€Žjishnuâ€¬
Thank you for the memories fighter.!
Rest In Peace Brother !!! It was lovely meeting you and knowing you as a person... Deeply saddened...
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.
Some People need to be inspired...
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 .... â¤