Kathaprasangam artiste Kollam Babu dead

By Staff Reporter
Kollam Babu was well known in theatre circles as well, as he had started his career on the stage. File.

Kathaprasangam artiste Mukundan Pillai, popularly known as Kollam Babu, passed away here on Sunday due to age-related ailments. He was 80.

A recipient of many honours, including the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi Award, he had performed at thousands of stages. Kollam Babu was well known in theatre circles as well, as he had started his career on the stage.

His funeral was held at his home in Thekkum Bhagam. Persons from all walks of life condoled the death. Finance Minister K.N. Balagopal, Mayor Prasanna Earnest and Deputy Mayor Kollam Madhu were among those who paid their last respects.

“Kollam Babu is a great artiste who has made memorable contributions to the cultural field of Kerala. He had made his mark in the art of storytelling as well as theatre,” said the Finance Minister.


What is inkl?

Important stories

See news based on value, not advertising potential. Get the latest news from around the world.

Trusted newsrooms

We bring you reliable news from the world’s most experienced journalists in the most trusted newsrooms.

Ad-free reading

Read without interruptions, distractions or intrusions of privacy.