Veteran Malayalam actor and director Cochin Haneefa died at Sri Ramachandra Medical College in Chennai, he was 58. Haneefa was suffering from kidney and liver related ailments.
South Cinema has lost yet another best actor ( In 2008 South Cinema lost most loved villain actor Raghuvaran).
He mostly acted in the role of villain , and excelled in comedy. He has over 300 films to his credit in Malayalam, Tamil and Hindi languages since his debut film “Mamangam” in 1979.
Kamal Haasan’s Mahanadi gave him a major break his role in Mahanadhi is one of the prominent roles he played in Tamil. He also essayed a role in the Rajnikanth’s , Sivaji-The Boss.
In 2001 he won the State Award for Best Actor in Soothradharan and Best Supporting Actor award in 1999.
Our heartfelt condolence to his family and friends.