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Thursday, 16 July 2020 10.45 PM IST

When I was in ICU, I died 15 times…some people virtually killed me for fun: Salim Kumar (Video)

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Actor Salim Kumar was at his eloquent best recently during his inaugural address delivered at Changanassery SB college. The occasion was the college day.
“Someone, perhaps, for some cruel fun had killed me 15 times (through WhatsApp and Facebook) when I was in full conscious state in the ICU of a hospital a few years ago. I don’t know what happiness certain people get out of this… instead of tears they get happiness in others’ sorrow. Do you know the present generation has changed like that…

I am a person who was stunned to hear about my own death…It was the time when the death was at arm’s length…when we get the feeling we are only there ourselves… Only doctors and angel-like nurses wearing face masks will be seen around…,” he said in an emotionally charged speech.

Salim Kumar also candidly narrated an incident that made him burst into tears inside the ICU. He also recalled his college life and the two teachers, because of whom he is now an actor.

Before ending the speech, in which he advised the students to be a generation of noble persons who think good and does good, Salim said that he would always suggest Mammootty, Jagadeesh or Kunchacko Boban if somebody came to invite him for inaugurating any function conducted against drug abuse or use of narcotics. “This is because the above actors don’t have bad habits, where as I used to smoke cigarette”.

In his speech, he mentioned the magnanimity and kindness of late actor Prem Nazir, as well. “I have not met him personally but I have heard from my seniors in the film industry that he was a person who found date for producers, whose film flopped at the box office; he acted in their next film for free to help them come out of their hard times...”

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