In a shocking news, Malayalam actor Captain Raju passed away on Monday morning. The actor took his last breath at his residence in Kochi, Kerala. He is survived by his wife Prameela and son Ravi. The cremation of the 68-year-old actor-director will be held later in the day. He made his acting debut with ‘Raktham’ in 1981 and has worked in several Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu films.
A few months ago, during his flight to USA, Captain Raju suffered a stroke. The flight took immediate landing to Muscat after which he was taken to Kochi for further treatment. Called ‘Captain’ for being from an army background, the actor and director’s sudden demise has left everyone in shock. Celebrities like Mohanlal, Nivin, and others took to social media to offer their condolences to the actor. Check out social media posts below:
"ലാലൂ…. രാജുച്ചായനാ" പ്രിയപ്പെട്ട രാജുവേട്ടൻ്റെ ശബ്ദം ഇപ്പോഴും എൻ്റെ കാതുകളിൽ മുഴങ്ങുന്നുണ്ട്. എല്ലാവരേയും സ്നേഹിക്കാൻ മാത്രം അറിയുമായിരുന്ന മലയാളത്തിൻ്റെ പ്രിയപ്പെട്ട ക്യാപ്റ്റൻ രാജു ഇനി ഓർമ്മകളിൽ മാത്രം. ആദരാഞ്ജലികൾ പ്രിയ രാജുവേട്ടാ….. pic.twitter.com/LeH8QhApy2
— Mohanlal (@Mohanlal) September 17, 2018
— Nivin Pauly (@NivinOfficial) September 17, 2018
RIP Malayalam Film Actor #CaptainRaju I will never forget the time that I spend with you, enormous number of films you lived as real life charector etched in our memory… 🙏🙏🙏
— resul pookutty (@resulp) September 17, 2018
Captain Raju was last seen in the 2017 movie Masterpiece.