Malayalam actor Anil Nedumangad, best known for his roles in Ayyappanum Koshiyum, Kamattipaadam and Paavada, drowned on Friday in the Malankara Dam in Thodupuzha. He had entered the basin of the Malankara Dam to take a bath with his friends.
The actor’s mortal remains are in a private hospital and will be transferred to the morgue of the Thodupuzha General Hospital.
Nedumangad was in Thodupuzha for the filming of a film in which Joju George plays the protagonist.
After her stint on TV as a presenter and producer, Anil Nedumangad made her big screen debut in 2014 with Njan Steve Lopez. He went on to act in films such as Pavada, Kammatti Paadam, Kismath, Parole and Ayyappanum Koshiyum, among others. It was last seen in Paapam Cheyyathavar Kalleriyatte, which came out in February this year.
Several celebrities from the Malayalam film industry have taken to social media to mourn Nedumangad’s passing.
Prithviraj tweeted: “Nothing. I have nothing to say. I hope you are in peace Anil etta.”
Dulquer Salmaan went to Instagram and wrote: “Heart hurts. I can’t make sense of this. RIP Anil etta. Prayers and strength to your family. 💔💔”
(With input from Vishnu Varma)