Mamukkoya, an established actor in Mollywood, passed away today at the age of 76. He had recently been receiving treatment at a private hospital in Kozhikode.
Mamukkoya was hospitalised in Vandoor’s intensive care unit (ICU) on April 24 after having a heart attack while attending the inaugural ceremony of a football tournament in Malappuram. He was later transferred to a different private hospital in Kozhikode for more advanced care and was on a ventilator.
Mamukkoya, who was born in July 1946, started his acting career in theatre before stepping on to the silver screen. He made his Mollywood debut in 1979 with the Nilambur Balan-directed movie ‘Anyarude Bhoomi.’ He then gained recognition for his natural acting, adaptable Mappila accent, and effortless handling of comedic roles.
Mamukkoya has appeared in more than 450 films alongside many well-known Malayalam actors. He has received accolades for his work in a number of films, including ‘Gandhinagar Second Street’, ‘Nadodikkattu’, ‘Pattanapravesham’, ‘Unnikale Oru Kadha Parayam’, ‘Vadakkunokkiyantram’, ‘Kireedam’, ‘Ustad Hotel’, ‘Sandesham’, ‘Chenkol’, ‘Currency’, ‘Oru Marubhoomi Kadha,’ ‘Indian Rupee,’ ‘Minnal Murali’, ‘Theerppu’, and ‘Pyali’ among many others.
The actor, who has won two state awards (‘Perumazhakkalam’ (2004) and ‘Innathe Chintha Vishayam’ (2008), is also the recipient of other honours, including the Jaihind TV Award for the Best Comedy Artist in Malayalam.
Mamukkoya is married to Suhara and has four children: Muhammed Nisar, Shahitha, Nadiya, and Abdul Rasheed.
He recently appeared in the romance drama ‘Sulaikha Manzil’ by Ashraf Hamza, and he currently has a number of projects in production, including ‘B Nilavarayum Sharjah Palliyum’ and ‘Nancy Rani.’