Sunday, 10 December, 2017

Malayalam actor and mimicry artist Abi no more

Malayalam actor Kalabhavan Abi dies at 49 in Kochi Popular Malayalam actor and mimicry artiste Abi dies
Melissa Porter | 01 December, 2017, 09:39

He was undergoing treatment after blood platelet count came down drastically.

His "Amina Thatha" made him a household name and this character was the main attraction of his stage shows for many.

Popular Mollywood actor and mimicry artist Habeeb Ahamed passed away on Thursday. Abi was famous for his spot-on impressions of Amitabh Bachchan and had lent his voice to numerous veteran actor's commercials. Abi, who was a superstar in the world of mimicry, entered Malayalam cinema as a comedy actor in a Mammooty starrer, Nayam Vyakthamakunnum in 1991. The 52-year-old actor breathed his last at a private hospital in Kochi on the morning of 30 November, according to English Manorama.

Malayalam actor Kalabhavan Abi dies at 49 in Kochi

The actor is survived by wife Sunila, and children Ahana, Aleena and Shane Nigam - a budding actor himself. He said that Abi's death was "so sudden and unexpected". He is also known for dubbing for Bollywood Megastar Amitabh Bachchan for his advertisements in Malayalam.

Actor Jagadish, condoling the death, said that he was a man who ventured into a different path.

Abi's son Shane Nigam made his debut as a solo hero through the 2016 film 'Kismath', directed by Shanavas K Bavakutty and is now in Chennai.