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Monday, 01 June 2020 1.06 AM IST

Actor Sasi Kalinga passes away

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KOZHIKODE: Malayalam film actor Sasi Kalinga passed away. He was 59. He breathed his last early Tuesday morning at a private hospital in the district. He was undergoing treatment for liver ailments for quite some time. His real name is V Chandra Kumar.

Kalinga who was active in theatre for nearly a quarter of a century, started his film career through Paleri Manikyam: Oru Pathirakolapathakathinte Katha. He has acted in more than 250 films like Pranchiyettan and the Saint, Indian Rupee, Amen, Amar Akbar Anthony etc. His last film was Kuttimama released last year.

He has acted in serials besides theatre and films. He first acted in the play Sashathkaram, the second play of ‘Stage India’ drama troupe of his uncle Vikraman Nair. He will be cremated at the premises of his house in Kundamangalam.

He was born to Chandrasekharan Nair and Sukumari. He leaves behind his wife Prabhavathi.

Kalinga received his primary education from St Joseph's Boys' Higher Secondary School and later earned a diploma in automobile engineering from Govt Polytechnic College, Kozhikode.

He was known as Sasi in his house and native place and it was director Renjith who added Kalinga, name of the drama troupe, to his name.

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