Malayalam film actor Sathar passed away after prolonged illness at Aluva Palliative care hospital here on Tuesday early morning. He was 67 and survived by his son Krish J Sathar. Actress Jayabharathi is his ex-wife. Sathar made his acting debut in ‘Bharyaye Avashyamundu’ directed by M Krishnan Nair in 1975. He evolved as a hero in ‘Anavaranam,’ directed by Vincent Master in 1976. Even though he started in lead roles, later he became a successful villain as well as character actor.
Sathar has also done important roles in Tamil films of early 80’s, Mayil and Soundaryame Varuga Varuga. He acted in almost 300 movies including Tamil and Telugu. Sathar was the ninth child among ten children born to Khadarpillai and Fathima at Kadungalloor, Aluva, Ernakulam. His father was a landlord and his mother was a housewife. He had his primary education from Government High School West Kadungalloor Aluva and went on to pursue an MA in History from Union Christian College, Aluva. The cremation will take place this evening at Kadungallur Juma Masjid. (UNI)