Popular theatre artist and film actor Cheenu Mohan who has appeared in over 3,000 stage plays produced by Crazy Mohanâ€™s Crazy Creations passed away in Chennai on Thursday. The 61-year-old suffered a cardiac arrest.
The news was shared by his co-artiste Crazy Mohan on his Twitter page.
Cheenu Mohan made his film debut in 1989 with Varusham Pathinaru. He also appeared in films like Anjali, Thalapathi and Thalaivasal before taking a break from the industry. He made a comeback almost a decade later in 2003 with Whistle in which he played the role of a PT Master.
His role in Karthik Subbarajâ€™s Iraivi in 2016, earned him a great response. He played Vijay Sethupathiâ€™s uncle John in the film. Cheenu went on to play character roles in films like Aandavan Kattalai, Sketch, Kolamavu Kokila and Chekka Chivantha Vaanam.
His role as the passport officer in Aandavan Kattalai or the constable in Kolamavu Kokila are quite memorable. The actor was also a part of Dhanushâ€™s Vada Chennai where he was seen playing the role of a corrupt politician.
Cheenu was a regular in almost all plays made by Crazy Creations. Madhu +2, Madhil Mel Madhu, Return of the Crazy Thieves are some of the notable plays in which he appeared. He also appeared in Nagarâ€™s cult TV show, Marmadesam Ragasiyam (season 1).
Cheenu was employed in Indian Overseas Bank while he also acted in plays part-time. Cheenuâ€™s mortal remains would be cremated at Anna Nagar on Saturday, December 29.
Condolences poured in for the actor on Twitter.
Rest in peace Cheenu Mohan sir.... A Great passionate Artist... pic.twitter.com/i0VBSYGAClâ€” karthik subbaraj (@karthiksubbaraj) December 27, 2018
Stage / Movie Character Actor #CheenuMohan (#Iraivi) passed away this morning in #Chennai due to massive heart-attack..â€” Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) December 27, 2018
A long time member of #CrazyMohan drama troupe..
May his soul RIP! pic.twitter.com/f5xq0OXHLW
#Cheenumohan who I fondly would call Chithaps would light up the set with just his presence. Funny, witty, spontaneous, endearing... You will be missed terribly Chithaps. Such a fab actor and human. We love you. Rest in peacepic.twitter.com/qVRm8Bw8yv
â€” Pooja Devariya (@iamrascalpapa) December 27, 2018
Very sad to hear the news of Cheenu Mohan passing away. Fine actor who was a part of my childhood! Madhu (Balaji), Cheenu and Crazy Mohan of course - BRILLIANT as a team. Top, clean comedy! #RIPâ€” RK (@RK_sports) December 27, 2018
Really sad to hear about his demise, he was a big part of my childhood too. Condolences to his family and the crazy Mohan team. https://t.co/1r3nB2WnyDâ€” Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) December 27, 2018