Honoring A genuine bohemian Pratap Pothen - unexpected performer, unconventional director

A day ago, Pratap Pothen was still updating his Facebook page with his typical dark humour jabs at life and death.

One commenter warned that if you only address the symptoms of an issue rather than its underlying cause, you can get reliant on the drugstore.

A day ago, Pratap Pothen was still updating his Facebook page with his typical dark humour jabs at life He also added, "Death is caused by ingesting little amounts of spit over a lengthy period of time," quoting American comedian George Carlin.death.

Pratap was discovered dead in his sleep at his Chennai residence early on July 15th. The unconventional actor and director passed away in the middle of the night after suffering a heart attack.

He was about 70 years old at that point and had made significant contributions to Tamil and Malayalam movies.

Pratap split his time between the two languages, starting out as an actor in one and nearly concurrently directing films in the other.

He spoke both languages with a casual fluency that was a result of his time in Lovedale, Ooty, where he attended school.

He was from Kerala's Ranni, although he spent the majority of his time in Madras studying. "I think he started off as a copywriter in a Bombay advertising firm.

He also formerly resided in the Supriya Films (his brother Hari Pothen's production company) office in Madras.

My father first met him there, where they grew close "Ananthapadmanabhan, a writer and journalist who is also the son of renowned director Padmarajan, adds.