Pinarayi Vijayan consoling family members of Mamukkoya | Photo: Facebook/Pinarayi Vijayan
Kozhikode: On Sunday, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan visited the grieving family of the deceased actor Mamukkoya. Accompanying Pinarayi were Ministers PA Mohamed Riyas and AK Saseendran. The Chief Minister met with Mamukkoya's family members and offered his condolences.
In a Facebook post earlier, Pinarayi expressed that Mamukkoya's death is an irreplaceable loss for Kerala's cultural sphere. The late actor's unique acting style, dialogue ingenuity, and sense of humour made him stand out. The chief minister wrote that Mamukkoya was the owner of a unique acting style that captured the naturalness of village life.
Actor Suresh Gopi also paid his respects to Mamukkoya earlier on Sunday.
Mamukkoya passed away on April 26, following a heart attack and brain haemorrhage, at a private hospital in Kozhikode. His body was kept for public homage at Kozhikode Town Hall on Wednesday evening, and many people came to pay their respects to the late actor.