New Delhi: Veteran Malayalam actor Nedumbram Gopi passed away at the age of 85. He succumbed to age-related ailments at a private hospital on August 16. The actor was known for his role in Ashwaroodan (2006), Ulsaha Committee (2014) and Thaniye (2007).
He was an employee of the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) Limited. He entered the Malayalam film industry with the award-winning film ‘Kaazhcha’ in 2004. The film was directed by ace filmmaker Blessy and starred Mammootty, Padampriya and Sanusha. His role as a father and a grandfather was highly appreciated. He has appeared in a few films, though most of them are considered to be good Malayalam films.
Gopi was known for his pious roles in the handful of movies that he did. He has played the roles of a grandfather, advocate, Chief Minister and many others. The actor has worked with popular film personalities such as Jayaraj among the directors and actors like Suresh Gopi and Jayaram. Some other notable works of Nedumbram Gopi include Seelabathi, Anandabhairavi, Alif, Bioscope, Of the People and Anachandam. His filmography has a total of just nine films, but his impact was much greater than that.
Filmstar Mammootty also expressed his condolences on the actor’s demise. Mammootty shared a Facebook post with a picture of Gopi and in the caption, he wrote, “Homage to Shri Nedumbram Gopi.”
Nedumbram Gopi is survived by his wife and three children.