Malayalam actor Jishnu Raghavan Alingkil, who had been battling cancer for almost two years, passed away this morning at a private in Kochi, Kerala. Jishnu, who had been detected with cancer for the first time two years ago, had been completely cured of it but had an unfortunate relapse last year.
Jishnu had appeared as a child artist in the movie Kilipatt in 1987 and had made his film debut in Nammal. On March 8, Jishnu wrote an inspiring message on his Facebook page, highlighting his zest for life and passion for living, despite his daily battle with his health.
Jishnu posted, “Being positive and always smiling makes a lot of difference. I’m in ICU now, nothing to worry this is kind of my second home now. I have fun here. I started smiling at every situation now especially the nurses who take care of me. Trust me it made a lot of difference. They do a tough job of treating pain and in I C U things r worse but by smiling and being jovial creates such a good atmosphere that everything just gets better, it’s magic… smile is magic…try it.”
Jishnu’s death has come as a huge shock for the Malayalam film industry that has already seen a number of sudden and unexpected deaths in 2016 including that of Kalabhavan Mani, Kalpana, Shan Johnson, VD Rajappan, Rajesh Pillai and others.