Malayalam actor Kollam Ajith passes away at 56

Malayalam actor Kollam Ajith passed away at a private hospital this morning. He was 56.

For a long time, the actor was undergoing treatment for stomach-related ailments at a popular hospital in Kochi. According to reports, Kollam Ajith breathed his last at 3.40am on Thursday.

He is best known for his role in films like ‘Veendum’, ‘Mission 90 Days’, ‘Prajapathi’. He acted in over 500 films in regional movies as well as in Hindi. He started his career in the 80s.

Ajith also directed a couple of movies like ‘Calling Bell’ and ‘Pakal Pole’.

The Southern film industry is shocked by the demise of Ajith. Many actors including Malayalam superstar Mammootty expressed condolence over Ajith's demise.

Kollam Ajith is survived by his wife and two children.