Kalabhavan Mani
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Noted Malayalam actor and comedian Kalabhavan Mani is no more. The actor passed away in Kochi, on Monday, March 6 at 7.15 pm. He was 45.

The actor, who had acted in Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu movies breathed his last at a private hospital in Kochi, where he was undergoing treatment for liver-related ailments.

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Mani began his career as a mimicry artist in Kalabhavan made a notable entry as a film actor in the Malayalam movie "Aksharam" in 1995. He is also known for his folk songs and has acted in more than 200 films in Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu. He is also a receipent of the National Film Special Jury Award and Kerala State Special Jury Award for his performance in the movie "Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum" in 1999.

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Although he was popularly known as a comedian and villain, his last notable role Looyi Pappan for Lijo Jose Pellishery's "Amen" was one of his career best. Some of his other notable movies include "Bachelor Party," "Chotta Mumbai," "Mampazhakkalam," "Vettam," "Sethurama Iyer CBI," "Balettan," "One Man Show," "Karumadikkuttan," "Valyettan," "Narasimham," "My Dear Karady," "Summer in Bethlehem," "Sallapam," among many others.

Mani is survived by his wife Nimmy and daughter Sree Lakshmy.

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ആദരാഞ്ജലികൾ

Posted by Mohanlal on Sunday, March 6, 2016

കാറിന്റെ ഡിക്കിയിൽ മാങ്കോസ്റ്റീൻ തൈകളും കൂടയിൽ നിറയെ മാങ്കോസ്റ്റീൻ പഴങ്ങളുമായി മമ്മൂക്കാ.... എന്നു വിളിച്ചുകൊണ്ടു വരുന്ന...

Posted by Mammootty on Sunday, March 6, 2016

Suriya Sivakumar

#kalabhavanmani Respects to a great performer!A Good friend.Will cherish time spent with him! Rest In Peace sir.

Kamal Haasan 

Sad about my friend Kalabhavanam Mani. One more of My Malayalee brothers dying of cirrhosis. He had more talent than time.

Prithviraj Sukumaran

You will be missed forever Mani Chetta! Some of my best memories on sets during the early stages of my career are with this man! Rest in peace!

നമ്മളോട് ഒരുപാട് അടുത്തുനിൽകുന്നവരുടെ വേർപാടിനോട് പൊരുത്തപെടാൻ കുറച്ചേറെ സമയം വേണ്ടിവന്നേക്കാം...മണിചേട്ടന്റെ വേർപാട് ...

Posted by Asha sharath on Saturday, March 12, 2016

Dulquer Salmaan

RIP Mani chetta ! A huge loss to our industry. Have always had such warm interactions with him. Can't believe it..

മണി.... ഇന്നലെ നിന്റെ ചേതനയറ്റ ശരീരവും കണ്ടു വീട്ടിൽ തിരിച്ചെത്തിയ ഞാൻ നീയും ജോൺ ബ്രിട്ടാസും തമ്മിലുള്ള ഒരു ഇന്റർവ്യൂവ...

Posted by Salim Kumar on Monday, March 7, 2016

Shashi Tharoor

Shocked by the demise of KalabhavanMani. I witnessed him rowing in the NehruTrophy BoatRace just five years ago. RIP

Vineeth

Oh God , shocking news, cannot digest the fact about Mani's untimely demise, an incredibly talented and versatile actor . My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends which includes me.

Raai Laxmi

Yet another sad news n a big loss to the industry versatile actor #KalabhavanMani is no more with us #shocking !Life is so fragile#Rip

അന്ന്,മണിച്ചേട്ടന്‍ മുകളിലിരുന്നുകൊണ്ട് എന്നെനോക്കി 'തങ്കഭസ്മക്കുറിയിട്ട തമ്പുരാട്ടി' എന്നുപാടി... സല്ലാപത്തിലെ ഞങ്ങളുടെ...

Posted by Manju Warrier on Sunday, March 6, 2016

Vimala Raman

Really sad to hear the loss of a gift to the film industry #kalabhavanmani sir Was an honour to have worked with you in a few films, RIP sir

നിന്റെ ചിരിച്ചുകൊണ്ടുള്ള മുഖം മാത്രമേ ഞാൻ കണ്ടിട്ടുള്ളൂ. ഞാൻ വിളിച്ചാൽ എവിടെയാണ് ഷൂട്ടിംഗ്? എന്താണു റോൾ? എന്നൊന്നും ചോദി...

Posted by Shaji Kailas on Monday, March 7, 2016

Khushbu Sundar

Very sad 2 hear tat #KalabhavanMani is no more..super talented actor of malayalam cinema..he ws jus 46..v r losing too many talents off late.

Sad 2 see cameras glaring at d lifeless body of #Kalabhavanmani right thru d hospital..come on guys,please allow the family 2 mourn d loss

2009 ലെ ഒരു ഗാനമേള സദസ്സ്. സ്ഥലം ചാലക്കുടിയ്ക്കടുത്തുള്ള ഒരു അമ്പലപ്പറമ്പ്.എന്റെ ഗാനങ്ങളോരോന്നായി പാടിത്തീരുമ്പോഴെയ്ക്കു...

Posted by G Venugopal on Monday, March 7, 2016

Anoop Menon

Manichettan.......an actor with indomitable energy levels... A human with infinite abundance of love...will miss him more as a true human....Malayalam cinema is turning into a graveyard...

മണ്ണിന്റെ മണം മനസ്സിൽ സൂക്ഷിക്കുകയും മാനവികതയോടൊപ്പം ഉറച്ചു നിൽക്കുകയും ചെയ്ത പ്രതിഭാധനനാണ് കലാഭവൻ മണി. ആകസ്മികമായ ആ വിയ...

Posted by Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday, March 6, 2016

ആദരാഞ്ജലികൾ :(

Posted by Nivin Pauly on Sunday, March 6, 2016

ഇല്ല വിശ്വസിക്കില്ല കലാഭവൻ മണി മരിക്കുന്നില്ല ... ജീവിക്കുന്നു ഞങ്ങളിലൂടെ ...

Posted by Kunchacko Boban on Sunday, March 6, 2016

മണിച്ചേട്ടനും പോയി ....

Posted by Jayasurya on Sunday, March 6, 2016

മണിച്ചേട്ടന് ആദരാഞ്ജലികൾ...

Posted by Fahadh Faasil on Sunday, March 6, 2016

2016 മലയാളസിനിമയ്ക്ക് നഷ്ടങ്ങളുടെ വര്ഷം.. #RIP

Posted by Najim Arshad on Sunday, March 6, 2016

RIP Mani Chetta..!

Posted by Indrajith Sukumaran on Sunday, March 6, 2016

ശ്രീ കലാഭവൻ മണിയ്ക്ക് ആദരാഞ്ജലി

Posted by Oommen Chandy on Sunday, March 6, 2016

കലാഭവൻ മണിചേട്ടന് ആദരാഞ്ജലികൾ

Posted by Ranjini Haridas on Sunday, March 6, 2016

മണിച്ചേട്ടന് ആദരാഞ്ജലികൾ

Posted by Suraj Venjaramoodu on Sunday, March 6, 2016

Oru kodi pranaamam, മണി ചേടനോപം വെള്ളിത്തിരയിൽ...

Posted by Navya Nair. on Sunday, March 6, 2016

Jishnu Raghavan

mani Chetan was a great friend and he used to take special care of me. he knows I like to eat in thattu kada. he is very aware of the best places around where we get food . he suddenly says let's go out and hv food Jishnu .., as soon has he enters the thattu kada it's like celebration time.. all the best dishes line up there... And it is so fun to eat with him . he is so fun while acting and we are always at ease working with him .... have spent a lot of amazing moments with the fun loving guy... he has worked hard to come this far ... may his journey further be as great and eventful as it was till now... love you mani Cheta

Pratap Pothen

I have met Kalabhavan mani only once ....but that one time was enough for him to make an indelible impression on me ....it was during the shooting of ayalum gnanum Thammil ....it was a late night shoot ..so I remember Sukumari Amma ...Salim Kumar ..sitting together and gassing ....mani was in his elements and joke after joke left us in splits I didn't realise what a talented man he was....the scenes were very heavy ones ....but humour and goodness shone through ....I still think of that day so much so I was determined to have in in the film I was directing ...but fate had it otherwise ...even though it was just a day you memory will always be with me bye bye gentle soul may you find eternal peace

Jewel Mary

May his soul rest in peace

ഞങ്ങളുടെ പ്രിയപ്പെട്ട മണിചേട്ടന് ഈ അനിയത്തികുട്ടിയുടെ ആദരാഞ്ജലികൾ...!

Posted by Bhamaa on Sunday, March 6, 2016

Prasanna ‏

Extremely shocking to know the demise of #KalabhavanMani . Was a fantastic actor superb entertainer & more of all a great human being. RIP.

Aadhi

RIP ‪#‎KalabhavanMani‬ Anna,gr8 actor passed away...lucky t hav shared screen space wit him fr ‪#‎sarithram‬..grt loss!

ആദരാഞ്ജലികള്‍ ... :(

Posted by Namitha Pramod on Sunday, March 6, 2016

Naresh Allari

Rest in peace ‪#‎KalabhavanMani‬ sir. The man who transformed from a comedian to a singer to a villian to a hero

അംഗീകരിക്കാനാവാത്ത വിയോഗം .ഏട്ടനൊപ്പം പഴയ ഒരു ഓർമച്ചിത്രം...... ആദരാജ്ഞലികൾ .....

Posted by Guinness Pakru on Sunday, March 6, 2016

Chandra Lakshman

Extremely saddened by the sudden demise of Mani Chetan..‪#‎kalabhavanmani‬ A lovely co-star to work with..Malayalam cinema has definitely lost some of its bestest actors and technicians..Prayers for his family..

Ghibran

Shocked & saddened to hear about the sudden demise of‪#‎KalabhavanMani‬ . Worked with him in Papanasam, A Great Talent,RIP

Noel Sean

National Award Winning Actor Shri Kalabhavan Mani Passes Away.....Rest in Peace ‪#‎RIP‬ ‪#‎KalabhavanMani‬

Shanil Muhammed

Great loss..... RIP.... we will always miss you

Mahat Raghavendra

Shocked and saddened to know great Actor ‪#‎KalabhavanMani‬ passed away. ‪#‎RIP‬

Aju Varghese

RIP Mani chetta
We all will miss you 

K S Chithra

Very sad to hear that KalabhavanMani is no more. A Great Talented actor and singer , Heartfelt condolences to the family and fans of KalabhavanMani. Rest in peace !

RIP .... ആദരാഞ്ജലികള്‍ :( https://youtu.be/1n1-ifEZEEg

Posted by Lissy Lakshmi on Sunday, March 6, 2016

Poornima Indrajith

Oh GOD! Not again !
RIP...Kalabhavan Mani chettan !

ആദരാഞ്ജലികൾ...

Posted by Vaikom Vijayalakshmi on Sunday, March 6, 2016

Rajith Menon

One after another,its realy a bad time for malayalam industry..... hero,villain,comedian,singer ...all in one talented kalabhavan mani passed away......may his soul rip....u will continue to live in thru our heart manichetta....

ആദരാഞ്ജലികൾ...

Posted by Suresh Gopi on Sunday, March 6, 2016

വിശ്വസിക്കാൻ പറ്റുന്നില്ല

Posted by Jayaram on Sunday, March 6, 2016

Bartosz Czarnotta

What a terrible period for Malayalam cinema! Its extremly sad to hear about death of Kalabhavan Mani