Actor and director Manobala passes away

Veteran actor-director Manobala breathed his last today (May 3) in Chennai. Reportedly, he was taking treatment at his residence for liver-related problems for the past two weeks.
 In his career spanning over 35 years, he acted in over 450 films. He is survived by wife, Usha, and son, Harish.
Manobala made his acting debut in 1979 with Bharathiraja’s Puthiya Vaarpugal. Over the years, he acted in several hundred films in supporting roles.
Reportedly, he joined as an assistant director to Bharathiraja under Kamal Haasan’s reference. His last on-screen appearance was in Kajal Aggarwal’s Ghosty. The talented star was known for his comedy roles.
In 1982, he made his directorial debut with Agaya Gangai and helmed nearly 25 films. Some of his popular films include Pillai Nila, Oorkaavalan, En Purusshanthaan Enakku Mattumthaan, Karuppu Vellai, Mallu Vetti Minor and Paarambariyam, to name a few.

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