His performance as an aged Muslim character named ‘Amina Thatha’ made him a household name.
Noted mimicry artist and actor Abi died in Kochi on Thursday morning.
The 52-year-old was declared brought dead at a private hospital where his family had taken him at 10.15 a.m. According to hospital sources, he had been undergoing treatment for reduced blood platelet count.
Colleagues and friends from the television and movie industry dropped in at the hospital to pay last respects. As per initial reports, the body will be laid to rest at Muvattupuzha Central Juma Masjid on Friday afternoon.
Abi rose to fame with his impeccable mimicry skill. His performance as an aged Muslim lady named ‘Amina Thatha’ made him a household name. He had also acted in around 50 films.
Abi, who had won first prize in MG University Youth Festival twice, was also known for his ability to mimic popular film actors, including Amitabh Bachchan.
His son Shane Nigam is also a popular film actor.
source: http://www.thehindu.com / The Hindu / Home> News> States> Kerala / by M.P. Praveen / Kochi – November 30th, 2017