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Actor Kunchacko Boban pens an emotional note

Saturday, April 23, 2022 • Malayalam Comments
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The demise of veteran Malayalam screenwriter John Paul has sent shockwaves across the industry. While several Malayalam actors and technicians mourned the demise of the renowned writer, young actor Kunchacko Boban penned an emotional note paying tribute to John Paul, lovingly addressing the great writer as his uncle. Taking to his Instagram handle, the actor wrote, "……JOHN PAUL UNCLE….????????Into eternal peace????????The man,the talent…who gave birth to so many soul-touching movies,who remained in the hearts of everyone that he met,who had unparalleled command over the language and literature…the man who we all lovingly called UNCLE!!!"

He further added,"There were so many instances where I could feel the warmth and love that you had for UDAYA family,especially for my Appan. The big man who had a much much bigger heart for the people around much that we could feel his love even when he was not around us.Your voice and words will be sorely missed…but your creations will speak volumes for what you had done for the film fraternity and literature!! Nedumudi Venu Chettan,Lalitha Chechi and now John Paul Uncle…recent times had seen big losses for the Malayalam Film fraternity and more on a personal aspect for me and my family. Hope you all rekindle your friendship in the Heavens????."

John Paul (71), who is known for his evergreen movies such as 'Chamaram', Oru Minnaminunginte Nurungu Vettam, 'Yathra' and 'Vida Parayum Munbe', passed away on Saturday at a private hospital in Kochi. The veteran was undergoing treatment for the various diseases last two months. On Friday, his health deteriorated and breathed his last on a Saturday noon, at around 1 pm. He is survived by his wife and a daughter. John Paul was a genius who showcased rare skills to write all sorts of movies including action thrillers, dramas, entertainers and even comedy. He made his debut in cinema as a screenwriter with the 1980 movie Chamaram and later penned over 100 screenplays in his decade long career. He also proved his mettle as an actor when he appeared on screen in movies like 'Gangster' and 'C/O Saira Banu'. He had also penned several books too. The funeral will be held at Elamkulam Church on Sunday evening.

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