Yes, our beloved Jishnu has passed away.
After battling through his cancer in his glorious style, entertaining us and make us think along the way, Malayalam actor Jishnu Raghavan Alingkil passed away on Friday morning at 8.15 AM at Amrita Hospital in Kochi.
Thirty five year old Jishnu, who was known for his positive social media posts, was battling cancer and had recovered from it once. Though his cancer was detected for the first time two years ago and he was completely cured of it, his cancer had relapsed last year.
Son of famous Malayalam actor Raghavan, he was married to Dhanya Rajan, an architect.
Having completed his engineering degree, his plunge into cinema was hardly unexpected being the son of a popular hero Raghavan, who continues to essay roles in Malayalam cinema even today. Jishnu started his career as a child artist in the movie Killipatt in 1987. His big debut was in the blockbsuter movie Nammal with actors Bhavana and Siddhartha. The actor was part of more than twenty other movies after this.
On March 8, he posted on Facebook: Being positive and always smiling makes a lot of difference.. I'm in ICU now , nothing to worry this is kind of my second home now .. I have fun here.. I was sleeping when my doctor came for rounds .. I woke up as soon as he came and gave him a bright smile... I felt like doing so as I kind of like the doctor he also has a huge smile always ... what he told me kept me thinking . he said it is so good to see a smiling patient . it gives energy to us to treat him better:. although I smile a lot , I started smiling at every situation now especially the nurses who take care of me .. trust me it made a lot of difference... they do a tough job of treating pain and in I C U things r worse but by smiling and being jovial creates such a good atmosphere that everything just gets better ... it's magic ... smile is magic .. try it . everyone knows but somehow we forget it . am I not right.. too much of advice but what I'm sharing is my experience.
The death has come as a huge shock for the Malayalam film industry that has already seen a number of sudden and unexpected deaths this year including that of Kalabhavan Mani, Kalpana, Shan Johnson, VD Rajappan, Rajesh Pillai and others.