Press Esc to close
Sunday 24 July 2016
News updated at 3:14 AM IST
Weather
Max: 24.5°C
Min : 19.5°C
In Bengaluru
Generally cloudy

Writer, actor, director Venu Nagavally dead

Last updated: 09 September, 2010
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 9 (IANS):

Popular writer, actor and director of Malayalam films Venu Nagavally died of liver ailments at a hospital here. He was 61 and is survived by his wife and son.

Nagavally, son of popular writer and commentator Nagavally R.S. Kurup, passed away late Wednesday.

The funeral will take place Thursday evening here.
It was while working at All India Radio in 1978 that Nagavally decided to become an actor. His first acting project was "Ulkadal".
Though he acted in 35 films, he never rose to stardom. But as a writer and director, Nagavally's stock rose hugely.

It was his directorial projects like "Sughamodevi", "Sarvakalashala", "Hey Auto" and "Lal Salam" that catapulted Mohanlal to the status of a superstar, in the late '80s.
Recalling his association with Nagavally, thespian Thilakan said that he was fortunate to know him.

"He was a simple person and was a good human being. He never had any airs about him. A nice person from the industry has left us," said Thilakan.
Incidentally, Nagavally is the fourth from the Malayalam industry to die of liver ailment in the past one year.
Last year, Malayalam films lost veteran director Lohithadas, and popular actors Murali and Rajan P. Dev.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Actress Aindritha Ray performing during Shatha Sambrama -University of Mysore Centenary...

Actress Aindritha Ray performing during Shatha Sambrama -University of Mysore Centenary...

School students sit in the formation of a plane as they pray for the Indian Air Force plane...

School students sit in the formation of a plane as they pray for the Indian Air Force plane...

Indian Army soldiers rescue flood affected villagers near India-Bhutan border of Chirang...

Indian Army soldiers rescue flood affected villagers near India-Bhutan border of Chirang...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacting with the children at the launch of the Reliance...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacting with the children at the launch of the Reliance...

Flamingos fly over Chandlai Lake in Jaipur on Saturday. Flamingos travel thousands of miles...

Flamingos fly over Chandlai Lake in Jaipur on Saturday. Flamingos travel thousands of miles...

Director Porsche India oavan Shetty with new Porsche 911 car during the launch in Bengaluru...

Director Porsche India oavan Shetty with new Porsche 911 car during the launch in Bengaluru...

Women on a boat wade through flooded area after heavy showers in Mayong village in Morigoan...

Women on a boat wade through flooded area after heavy showers in Mayong village in Morigoan...

Kite club India fly's 300 kite during Kite festival 2016 as the part of Income Declaration...

Kite club India fly's 300 kite during Kite festival 2016 as the part of Income Declaration...

Villagers along with their cattle wade through a Banana raft from the flood affected village...

Villagers along with their cattle wade through a Banana raft from the flood affected village...

A fan sports painting Rajinikanth's Kabali on his body at the release of his new film 'Kabali' ...

A fan sports painting Rajinikanth's Kabali on his body at the release of his new film 'Kabali' ...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523