Jishnu bids adieu
Popular young actor Jishnu Raghavan, who was battling with cancer for a few years, passed away on Friday morning. Jishnu was identified with cancer more than two years back and since then he has been very active in the social media airing the progress of his ailment.
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March 25, 2016, 03:56 PM IST
Jishnu appeared as a child artist in the movie "Kilipatt" in the year 1987
He made his film debut in a major role in the blockbuster "Nammal", directed by Kamal in 2002
His performance in 'Nammal' earned him Mathrubhumi Award and Kerala Film Critics Award for the best male debut.
He essayed major roles in "Choonda", "Freedom", "Parayam" and supporting part in "Nerariyan CBI", "Pauran" and "Chakkara Muthu."
After taking a break from movies, Jishnu, an engineer by profession, worked for developing Information Technology in rural areas.
He later returned to the movie world and acted in films including "Ordinary", "Nidra", "Ustad Hotel", "Banking Hours 10 to 4", "Annum Innum Ennum" and "Rebbecca Uthup Kizhakemala.
Jishnu was battling throat and lung cancer for quite some time
He was undergoing treatment at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS)
"He was very active in the social media, giving regular updates and expressed hopes that he will soon return to the industry. Now, see what has happened," said his colleague Bhavana.
"Despite being the son of an actor, he never ever had any airs at all. He was so well behaved and even while he was battling cancer, he used to be a solace for actor Innocent when he underwent cancer treatment. He was always positive and showed a strong sense of determination in the fight against cancer," remembers actor Jagadish.
The 35-year-old acor is survived by his wife, a daughter and his parents.