Pappukutty Bhagavathar, the oldest actor in Malayalam cinema passed away. The 107-year-old breathed his last at his residence in Permpadappu, Kochi on June 22, 2020, due to age-related illness. Pappukutty Bhagavathar had made a place for himself in the Limca Book of Records at the age of 100, for taking part in a concert which was held in Kochi.
The veteran actor, who was born as the third son of Vyppin Maalippuram Chakkalakkal Michael and Annamma, was originally named as MC Joseph. But he later changed his stage name to Pappukkutty after joining the theater, which was his nickname among the family members and friends.