Malayalam Actor Jishnu Raghavan Died at 37 Due to Cancer : Malayalam actor Jishnu Raghavan passed away at the age of 35 after prolonged battle with cancer. Jishnu passed away on Friday morning at a hospital in Kochi. Jishnu, who had been detected with cancer for the first time two years ago, had been completely cured of it but had an unfortunate relapse last year.
Jishnu Raghavan Alingkil, known mononymously as Jishnu, was an Indian film actor who appeared in Malayalam films. Having appeared as a child artist in the movie Kilipatt in the year 1987, Jishnu made his film debut in a leading role in the blockbuster movie Nammal in 2002.
His performance in the film earned him Mathrubhumi Award and Kerala Film Critics Award for the Best Male Debut. He followed it with leading roles in Choonda, Freedom, Parayam and supporting part in Nerariyan CBI, Pauran and Chakkara Muthu.
He is the son of actor Raghavan, who also directed Jishnu’s debut film Kilipatt which was selected for the Indian Panorama. He is also a mechanical engineer graduated from NIT Calicut.
The actor passed away on March 25, 2016 after a two year battle with cancer.
Jishnu was born in Kannur to Malayalam film actor Raghavan and Sobha. He did most of his schooling in Madras (now Chennai). He also studied in Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Trivandrum. Jishnu had achieved best student award in his school days and joined NIT Calicut to do his B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering.