VD Satheesan, Saji Cheriyan | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Former MP and veteran Malayalam actor Innocent died on Sunday at a private hospital here. He was 75.
The actor, who was under treatment at the hospital since March 3, breathed his last at 10.30 pm.
Leader of Opposition in the state assembly V D Satheesan condoled the actor's death, saying that Innocent, who made everyone laugh for decades "has become a painful memory today".
"Innocent, who has acted in more than 600 films, is one of the comedians who put Malayalam cinema on the world map," he said.
State Cultural Affairs Minister, Saji Cheriyan, took to Twitter to express his grief over the actor's demise.
"Deeply saddened by the passing of legendary Malayalam actor and former MP #Innocent. His performances on screen brought joy to countless fans. As a parliamentarian, he fought for the welfare of his constituents. Rest in Power, sir. You will be missed. #innocentactor," he tweeted.