Thilakan has been hospitalised at the Jubilee Mission Hospital, Thrissur, following a stroke. The actor, known for having given powerful performances in many Malayalam films is suffering from problems related to kidney and also recently suffered pneumonia.
Thilakan, who always gave more priority to films than his personal health was strictly advised by the doctors not to travel and to stay away from smoking and drinking, but he never took their words seriously. The doctors in the hospital's neurology department also said that Thilakan is facing difficulty in speech since the coordination of the muscular movements of the mouth and tongue have been affected.
Thilakan is an actor who kept saying that he would want to act in films as long as he can walk. Thilakan, who began his career in acting as a theatre artist has done innumerable films in Malayalam and Tamil movies.