A Facebook post written by Veteran Actor Prathap Pothen, hours before his demise is trending in social media platforms with fans remembering him. In the post, Prathap Pothen talked about how people are trying to confirm their own existence through art. The post was uploaded at 6 : 38 PM on 14th July which was hours before his demise.
Most famous multi lingual actor Prathap Pothen died due to cardiac arrest, on Friday. While talking to media, Amala Pothen said that her husband died while sleeping. The actor cum filmmaker who was surviving by his daughter and wife , had acted over 100 films in Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil, Hindi and Telugu. He has worked as a producer, scriptwriter and director too.
Born in 13th of August, 1952, Prathap Pothen did his schooling in Ooty and developed an interest in acting. He made his acting debut through a Malayalam film named “Aaravam”. Known for his unique dialogue delivery and body language, Pothen is known among Tamil audience for acting in films such as “Varumayin Niram Sivappu”, directed by K. Balachander “Moodupani”, “Panneer Pushpangal”. “Nenjathai Killathe” etc. He also lent his directorial skills in 12 films.
Later his career, Prathap Pothen was busy running his ad agency Green apple and acted as one of the judges for the show “Naalaya Iyakkunar”. Pothen married actor Radhikaa in 1985. The couple got separated in the year 1986. Later, he married Amala Sathyanath in 1990. They separated in 2012 and have a daughter named Keya Pothen.
Demise of the senior star left the South Indian film industry and fans in utter shock. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Actors Keerthy Suresh, Sathyaraj, Kamal Haasan, Khushbu and many others paid their last respect by visiting his funeral, uploading videos and tweets through their respective social media handles. Also Read : Entire South Indian Film Industry Mourning For The Immense Loss Of Director/ Actor Prathap Pothen !!
In the meantime, a post uploaded by Prathap Pothen hours before his demise is trending in the internet platforms. “I think in art, but especially in films, people are trying to confirm their own existences. Jim Morrison” the actor said through his post.
Here’s the screenshot of it :
Here’s some of the reactions his post received :