In an extremely sad incident, actor Anil Nedumangad of the south, who is known for his performances in ‘Ayyappanam Koshiyum’, ‘Kammati Padma’ and ‘Nejan Steve Lopez’, drowned in Malankara Dam in Kerala on Friday. ALSO READ | Rajinikanth Health Update: Actor stable, tonight to be in hospital; Kamal Haasan prayed for his speedy recovery
According to reports, the 48-year-old actor was taking a bath in the dam, which is near the shooting location for the upcoming Malayalam film Shanti. Anil and his friends allegedly went to bathe at Malankara Dam during the shot break.
While everyone else was taking a bath, it is being told that Nedumangad went into the deep end and penetrated under strong currents. After some time, when the actor’s friends noticed that he was missing, they searched for him with the help of rescuers. A search operation was launched and Nedumangad was taken out by 6 pm. He was soon rushed to the hospital for treatment but was declared dead by doctors.
According to the latest reports, the mortal remains of the actor are in a private hospital, and will be shifted to the fodder of Thodupuzha General Hospital.
With this news, many Malayalam film industry celebrities took to social media to mourn the untimely demise of the actor.
Malayalam film actor, producer, director and singer, Prithviraj Sukumaran confirmed the news through his Facebook post. “Nothing. I have nothing to say. Hope you’re in Shanti Anil Eta,” Sukumaran wrote on his verified Facebook handle with a picture of the late actor.
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Dulare Salman said in an Instagram post, “Heart hurts. Express condolences. Anil Etawah. Prayer and strength for your family.”
Anil Nedumangad debuted on the silver screen in 2014 with Njan Steve Lopez. He rose to fame after his performance as a villain in Rajiv Ravi’s Kammatipadam and as a police officer in Saatchi’s Ayyappanam Koshiyum. He was last seen in the 2020 film ‘Paipam Cheyyathwar Kallariat’.