Kadhaprasangam maestro and actor VD Rajappan passed away at a private hospital in Kottayam. He was 70.
Once a very busy and loved artist, Rajappan had faded out of the public consciousness due to ill-health. In May 2015, director Aashiq Abu had posted on Facebook asking all kind-hearted folks to help the ailing artist settled at Ettumanur with contributions for his treatment.
With his unique stand-up comic act from the early 70s to the end of the 90s, Rajappan had also acted in more than 50 Malayalam movies.
Considered to be one of the greatest proponents of Kathaprasangam (Story-telling) in Kerala, Rajappan gifted his devoted fans many memorable performances such as Priye Ninte Kura, Amittu, Kumari Eruma, Mak Mak, Ennennum Kurangettandeh and many such others.
His very own brand of comedy coupled with his extremely popular parody songs that he incorporated through his humorous treatment of kathaprasangams had carved out a special niche for him in the heart of Malayalis across the globe.
In 2014, Mazhavil Manorama through their show Cinemaa Chirimaa directed by Siddhique had also reached out to the veteran mimicry artiste who was undergoing various aliments at that time.
â€˜Ok Chacko Cochin Mumbaiâ€™ was his last movie. Starting his movie career in the 1980s, he went on to have a successful tint as a comedian in cinema and was very popular among the masses.
Born to Devadas and Vasanthy in Kottayam, he leaves behind his wife Sulochana and two sons Rajesh and Rajeev.