Popular 90s actor in Malayalam, Kollam Ajith, passed away today in the early hours at a private hospital in Kochi. Ajith is said to have been suffering with a stomach ailment and was being undergoing treatment for the same at the private hospital where he breathed his last today early morning around 3:30 AM. The actor was said to be undergoing treatment at a popular hospital in Kochi for an ailment related to stomach for a long time now. But in an unfortunate turn of events, he passed away this morning. Kollam Ajith, as he is commonly known, made debut on the big screen in 1983 with Parannu Parannu Parannu which was directed by Padmarajan. Ajith was mainly seen playing villain roles in most South Indian films, primarily in Malayalam.
Ajith was best known for his roles in films like Yuvajanotsavam, Nadodikkattu, No.20 Madras Mail, Nirnayam, Aaraam Thampuran, Olympiyan Anthony Adam and Valliettan among others. Ajith’s parents hail from Kottayam but his name was preceded with Kollam since he was born and raised in Kollam because of his father’s job. Ajith has worked in more than 500 films in all the four South Indian languages and is known for portraying villain roles. The Malayalam film industry is mourning the passing away of the actor.
Ajith was last seen on silver screen in Malayalam film Ivan Ardhanaari which was directed by Santosh Soupranika and had Manoj K Jayan in the lead role. Ajith is survived by his wife Prameela and two children – Gayathri and Sreehari. The family is yet to confirm details about the final rites of Ajith who is a popular figure in the Malayalam film industry. Many industry biggies are expected to attend the final rites of Kollam Ajith and reports indicate that the funeral may take place in Kochi where he resides currently.