Tamil actor 'Ulaganayagan' Kamal Haasan has condoled the death of noted South Indian actor and popular folk singer Kalabhavan Mani, who passed away in Kochi last night (March 6).
Mani, 45, was undergoing treatment for liver and kidney diseases at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences.
"Sad about my friend Kalabhavan Mani. One more of My Malayalee brothers dying of cirrhosis. He had more talent than time," Haasan, 61, posted on his official Twitter page.
Mani starred in over 200 films, including Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu, and is especially known for his character and villain roles.
He won the National Film Award and Kerala State Film Award in 1999 for his performance as Ramu in Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum.
After making his Tamil debut in the 1998 Mammootty starrer Marumalarchi, Kalabhavan Mani went on to feature in hit movies like Gemini, Anniyan, Aaru, Something Something Unakkum Enakkum, Enthiran and of course, Papanasam.