Malayalam actor Vijayan Peringode passed away in the early hours of Wednesday, May 23, in Palakkad. According to reports, the 66-year-old actor succumbed to a cardiac arrest.
Vijayan entered the Malayalam film industry as a production executive, moved on to become a manager and later started his career as an actor. PN Menon film Asthram in 1983 marked his debut as an actor. In his three decades in the film industry, he has acted in over 40 films in Mollywood, including Mohanlal's Devasuram, Oppam, Mammootty's Pattalam, Dileep's Meesa Madhavan and more. He has also done a few supporting roles in the Tamil film industry. The actor's last film was the 2017 Major Ravi movie 1971 Without Borders.
According to reports, Vijayan's family stated that the actor did not have any major health issues. He was brought to a hospital in Palakkad early on Wednesday morning following complaints of chest pain. He was then declared brought dead by the hospital.
The actor is survived by his wife Chanjalakshi and three children, Kannan, Anadapadmanabhan and Gayathri. The last rites of the actor will take place in Peringode, Palakkad, on Wednesday at 4 pm, according to reports.