Veteran Malayalam actor Jagannatha Varma passes away
Veteran Malayalam actor Jagannatha Varma passed away on 20 December, Tuesday at a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram. The 77 years old actor had been hospitalized for a while as he had been suffering from pneumonia. He acted in more than 200 movies and many television serials. He is also a trained Kathakali artist. Actor Manu Varma is his son and Famous Malayalam director Viji Thampi is his son-in-law.
Jagannatha Varma's debut was in the 1978 movie Mattoli directed by A. Bhimsingh. Later he has appeared in movies such as Lelam, Adhipan, Pathram and Parinayam. He is a police officer by profession and retired as the superintendent of police.