Kochi: Actor Rizabawa, greatest identified for his function as John Honai within the 1990 Malayalam movie In Harihar Nagar handed away right here on Monday. He was being handled at a personal hospital for kidney associated illnesses. He was 55.
He had been beneath therapy for numerous illnesses together with diabetes and was placed on ventilator help 4 days in the past.
His samples have returned optimistic after a COVID-19 check. Following this, a public funeral has been cancelled. The mortal stays might be buried on the Chembitta Palli Kabarastan at Kochangadi in Kochi at 8am on Tuesday adhering to Covid protocols.
Rizabawa is the son of late Okay E Muhammed Ismael and Sainaba Ismael. He’s survived by spouse Jameela Beevi, daughter Firuza Sahal and son-in-law Sahal.
He made his performing debut with the movie Dr Pasupathy directed by Shaji Kailas. However he acquired his large break with the director duo Siddique-Lal within the film In Harihar Nagar. His function John Honai grew to become an enormous time hit and continues to be one of many golden characters of Malayalam cinema liked by the viewers for the villainous nature.
Rizabawa then acted in over 100 movies, largely as villain, within the Nineteen Nineties.
His different notable movies embrace ‘Kabuliwala’, ‘Nerariyan CBI’, ‘Cowl Story’, ‘Aniyan Bava Chettan Bava’.
He later moved into the small-screen trade, performing in a variety of Malayalam serials.
He received the Kerala state movie award for the Finest Dubbing Artist in 2010 for the movie Karmayogi.
He did his early schooling from St Sebastian Faculty, Thoppumpady. He entered the cinema trade after studying the nuances of performing in drama.
He made his maiden foray within the filmdom in 1984 with the unreleased ‘Vishupakshi’.
Within the Nineteen Nineties he appeared in movies largely as villain or character artist, although sometimes. Within the final decade he was embroiled in a monetary litigation.
Condoling the actor’s demise, ace director Shaji Kailas mentioned he was a really quiet persona and was simple to work with.
“We used to often converse and spoke very not too long ago additionally. His bowing out so younger is tough to come back to phrases with… I’ve misplaced buddy and above all an excellent human being,” he mentioned.
Veteran comic and character actor, and Malayalam actors’ physique AMMA’s former chief, Harmless, who performed a key function in Rizabawa’s debut movie, mentioned: “Though all of us will react to the information of a colleague passing away with phrases like sudden, unhappy and what not, I’m genuinely feeling deeply unhappy.”
“He was a genuinely very good particular person and above all somebody who was very quiet and did his work with lot of ardour. We are going to all miss him,” he mentioned.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Opposition Chief of the State Meeting V D Satheesan and Ministers expressed condolences over the demise of the actor.