“Nagesh” – the legend’s soul departed…!

Its time that we need to give a teary farewell to a legend who have entertained us with his laudable performance on the screen. Now this irreplaceable actor is no more with us. He passed away today at the age of 77 years due to his ageing ailments. He has not only made us to laugh till our stomach pained as comedian, but also made us to get moved by his sensitive acting as a character artist and hero. He has spent over 5 decades in the film industry and earned a name in everyone’s heart through his dedication and hardwork.


The producer K.Balaji is the one who have given the chance for Nagesh to make his debut in the film industry. Through his earlier films, he proved us that he is one of the greatest comedians of all time. No one could forget his presence in the screen enacting the role of Poet Tharmi in Thrivilayadal and as son to Balaiah explaining a story. Then the veteran director explored the faces of a charecter artist, a hero and a performer. With the mentoring from K.B, Nagesh has really moved us many times through his sentive acting in the films like Ethir Neechal, Server Sundaram, Neer Kumizhi, and so on. He is one of the actors who have shared the screen with greatest stars like Sivaji Ganesan, M.G.R, Kamal Hassan and Rajinikanth.

Along with K.B., as far as I know, Kamal Hassan will be the another man who will miss this comedian a lot. In every available chance, Kamal has characterised a role for Nagesh in his films, including his last film Dasavatharam. Joining hands with Kamal, Nagesh delivered his another role of villian in Aboorva Sagotharargal, ever living Avinashi role in MMKR  and also made us to feel the feel of sorrow  through his performance in Nammavar. Many times, Kamal has mentioned that Nagesh has been his biggest inspiration and even told he is jealous of his acting skills.At last, Kamal Hassan has got the proudable chance to have the last performance of Nagesh in his film.

A long 50 years, this legend has travelled a very memorable journey covering the miles of comedian, character artist, villian and hero. I would say that no one could replace the presence of Nagesh in the silver screen and this is a irrecoverable loss to the film industry. Let me take this time to thank him for  enterttaing us, brining laughter out from us and also making us get moved through his professional and versatile performances.

Let us pray the God to rest his soul in peace…


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