Malayalam actor Anil Nedumangad best known for his roles in movies like Ayyappanum Koshiyum, Kamattipaadam and Paavada drowned while bathing in Malankara dam reservior in Thodupuzha on Friday evening. The actor was in Thodupuzha for the shooting of the film Peace, directed by Sanfeer K with Joju George in the lead.
According to the Muttom Police, the 48-year old actor had stepped into the Malankara dam reservoir to swim with his friends after the wrap of day’s shooting. The police stated that the incident occurred at around 6 pm and that only the late actor had entered the water while the others stood a little away. However, when the actor failed to return after some time, a search was initiated and the body was recovered and taken to the St Mary’s Hospital in Thodupuzha.
Condoling the actor’s demise, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said by portraying notable characters and his inimitable acting expertise, Anil Nedumangad established his mark in Malayalam films.
Several celebrities from the Malayalam film industry took to social media to mourn the demise of Nedumangad. Actors Prithviraj Sukumaran, Dulquer Salmaan, Mammootty, and others expressed their sorrow at the actor’s demise.
Prithviraj tweeted, “Nothing. I have nothing to say. Hope you’re at peace Anil etta.”
Dulquer Salmaan took to Instagram and wrote, “Heart hurts. Can’t make sense of this. RIP Anil etta. Prayers and strength to your family. ”
Actor Suresh Gopi was devastated by the news of Anil’s demise and took to social media stating that he always wanted to share screen with the late actor. “We’ve lost another incredible talent! Never had the chance to meet him in person but admired his skill a lot. Really wished to share the screen with him and had already mentioned about it to my producers. Now the loss is completely mine. RIP Anil Nedumangad! An absolute shocker!”, he wrote.
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