Famous South Indian actor and Filmmaker Pratap Prothen, was found dead at his Chennai home aged 70. The incredible actor has won Lakhs of heart from his work in the Malayalam film industry. Just a year after his debut in 1978 he won Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Malayalam for his role in, ‘THAKAR’. Pratap gave hit movies one after the other in his career and kept on consolidating his fan base.

Prothen married twice, in the year 1985, he fell in love with the actor Raadhika Sarathkumar on the sets of ‘Meendum’. But one year after they parted their ways. Years later, the actor-director tied the knot with Amala Satyanath, after two decades of togetherness the couple got divorced in 2012. Prothen is survived by his daughter Keya Pothen.

Upon the sad demise of the legendary artists, wishes and condolences are pouring in as soon as the news broke out.

Famous south Indian actress Keerthy Suresh tweeted her thoughts on the actor’s death, “Your legacy will live on.. My heart goes out to your family and loved ones! We’ll miss you… Rest in peace #PratapPothen sir.” Actor-Director Balaji Mohan shared his pain on the occasion about his mentor, “Rest in Peace Pratap Pothen Sir. A legend as a filmmaker ahead of his time and a versatile actor. A great mentor to me and so many other young filmmakers when he was a jury on the show Nalaya Iyakkunar, @ppothen.” Several other celebs shared their thoughts with the late director’s family and friends.  Congress Kerala also tweeted paying their share of homage to the veteran Actor-Director.

Your career of dedication and versatility will always be remembered legend. May his mighty soul Rest in Peace.


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