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Who was Kundara Johny? 5 things to know about veteran who died of cardiac arrest

Malayalam film actor Kundara Johny died due to a heart attack at a private hospital in Kollam. He was 71 years old. Johny made his debut, at the age of 23.

Written By : India TV Entertainment Desk Edited By : Surabhi Shaurya
New Delhi
Updated on: October 18, 2023 12:41 IST
Kundara Johny
Image Source : FILE PHOTO Kundara Johny

Noted actor Kundara Johny, known for his impactful portrayal of negative characters in Malayalam films, died at a private hospital. He breathed his last on Tuesday, PTI reported quoting film industry sources. He was 71.

Johny was rushed to the hospital after he suffered a heart attack on Tuesday evening, the FEFKA Directors' Union said in a Facebook post.

Expressing grief over the demise of the actor, Kerala Finance Minister K N Balagopal said Johny acted in more than 500 films during his over four-decade-long career. 

His mortal remains will be available for public viewing at Kadappakada Sports Club on Wednesday, starting from 10 am and concluding at 12 pm. The funeral is scheduled to be held at St. Antony's Church cemetery on Thursday.

Kundara Johny Dies: 5 Things to Know 

  1. Johny made his debut, at the age of 23, through the 1979 Malayalam movie, Nithya Vasantham, playing a 55-year-old character.
  2. He earned acclaim for essaying negative roles in Malayalam films, notably in the blockbusters 'Kireedam' and 'Chenkol'. 'Meppadiyan', which was released in 2022, was his last movie.
  3. Johny was originally from Kundara, a place in the Kollam district. He was born to Joseph and Catherine. 
  4. For his education, he attended Fatima Mata College and Sri Narayana College in Kollam. During his college days, he had the honour of being the captain of the Kollam district football team.
  5. He is survived by his wife Stella, who is a professor at a college in Kollam.
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