If the Chennai lingo, better known as ‘Madras Tamil’, is popular among Tamilians living all over the world, ‘Loose’ Mohan is one of the important reasons behind it.
For the actor, with his impeccable delivery of Madras Tamil, carved a niche for himself in the industry. He was lauded for this talent of him by many veterans, including ‘Ulaga Nayagan’ Kamal Haasan.
Born in Kanchipuram around 1928, Mohan passed away in Chennai on Sunday.
He migrated to Madras at an early age and debuted at the age of sixteen in the 1944 film Harichandra as P. U. Chinnappa’s son.
However, most of his successes where in the late 1970s and 1980s when he acted as a comedian alongside stars such as Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth.
Mohan’s breakthrough movie as a comedian was the 1979 film Rosapoo Ravikaikari.Since then, Mohan had acted in over 1,000 films, including four movies in Marathi and one each in Bhojpuri, Hindi and Tulu. In 2000, Mohan was awarded the Kalaimamani award by the Government of Tamil Nadu.
Mohan acted in his last film role in 2002 (Azhagi). He was forced to quit acting due to his deteriorating health.
He breathed his last at his residence in Mylapore on Sunday morning, after prolonged illness. Let the great actor’s soul rest in peace.