Noted mimicry artist Abi no more

Noted mimicry artist and Malayalam film actor Abi died at a private hospital in Kochi due to a blood-related illness, hospital sources said.

He was 52.

The actor, who had been undergoing treatment for the illness, was brought to the hospital on Thursday morning where he passed away, they said.

Abi, who began his career as a mimicry artist more than two decades ago, had acted in over 50 films and was closely associated with Malayalam actors Dileep and Harisree Asokan.

He had performed several stage shows in Kerala and Gulf countries.

He gained fame for his portrayal of ‘Amina Thatha’ in several TV programmes and stage shows.

Abi is known for mimicking several film actors including Amitabh Bachchan and Mammootty.



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