Malayalam copywriter-turned-actor Prathap Pothen dies aged 69
Over a career spanning four decades,
Coming from a prominent business family in Thiruvananthapuram, Pothen studied at Lawrence School in Ooty. A began his professional career in advertising as a copywriter.
In 1978, popular director Bharatan spotted and cast him for the “Aaravam”. In the 80’s, Pothen gained attention with his work in hit films like “Chamaram” and “Thakara”, among many others.
Pothen’s only distinguishing feature was that he never fit into the mainstream of the film industry. He has always stayed away from the routine culture of the Malayalam film industry.
He married the actress
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Pothen’s brother, Hari Pothen, was a popular producer who passed away in the mid-90s.
According to industry sources, the last rites would be performed in Chennai on Saturday.
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