Popular Tamil actor Manobala passes away
Source : newswire
Renowned Indian actor Manobala passed away on Wednesday after suffering from a liver-related ailment, Cinema Express reported.
The 69-year-old was reportedly ailing for 15 days and was taken to a private hospital in Chennai for treatment. However, he breathed his last succumbing to his ailment.
Known for his strong comic roles, Manobala was a regular feature alongside some of the biggest stars in Tamil cinema. The actor, producer and director began his career with the 1979 Puthiya Vaarpugal. With Kamal Haasan’s reference, he not only was the assistant director with Bharathiraaja in Puthiya Vaarpugal but also essayed a small role in the film.
Having starred in more than 200 films, Manobala also had 24 films to his credit as director. His debut directorial feature was Aagaya Gangai in 1982, which starred Karthick and Suhasini in lead roles. His famous directorial include, Oorkavalan (1987) with Rajinikanth in the lead, Pillai Nilla (1985) headlined by Mohan, and En Purushanthaan Enakku Mattumthaan (1989) starring Vijayakanth.
Having shared screenspace with Vijayakanth, Sathyaraj, Mohan, Rajinikanth, Ajith, and Vijay, some of the veteran actor’s most noted acting features include Ghajini, Abhiyum Naanum, Thupakki, etc.
Manobala, who was last seen in Ghosty and Kondraal Paavam is survived by his wife and son.