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Did Prathap Pothen predict his death in advance? - Surprising details

Sunday, July 17, 2022 • Tamil Comments
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Veteran actor-director Prathap Pothen passed away on Friday, July 15th and his last rites were held the next day. Film industry friends and contemporaries including Kamal Haasan, Sathyaraj, Prabhu, Karthi, Manobala, Mani Rathnam and Suhasini paid their respects in person.

Meanwhile the last social media posts of Prathap have gone viral on the internet. They show that he may have predicted his end since most of them are about death and the uncertainities of life.

On July 14th the 70 year old posted "Death is caused by swallowing small amounts of saliva over a long period of time" quoting George Carlin. This was a day before his passing but a couple of days before that too he had shared another poem about death by John Donne.

"Death, be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so;
For those whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow
Die not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be,
Much pleasure; then from thee much more must flow,
And soonest our best men with thee do go,
Rest of their bones, and soul's delivery.
Thou art slave to fate, chance, kings, and desperate men,
And dost with poison, war, and sickness dwell,
And poppy or charms can make us sleep as well
And better than thy stroke; why swell'st thou then?
One short sleep past, we wake eternally
And death shall be no more; Death, thou shalt die.

Prathap's final post was ironically about art quoting John Morrison "“I think in art, but especially in films, people are trying to confirm their own existences." These musings of the actor-director have raised the question on social media that he may have had premonitions about his death.


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