Kochi: Veteran actor Captain Raju passed away at his residence in Kochi this morning. He was sixty eight. Captain Raju has acted in more than 500 films including Telugu,Tamil,Kannada,Hindi and English. He has directed two Malayalam movies too.
Debut movie being Raktham,he has made his own mark in movies like Rathilayam,August onnu,Nadodikkattu,Avanazhi,Kabooliwala,C I D Moosa, Pazhassi Raja and Mumbai Police. Captain Raju also directed two films- Itha oru snehagadha and Mr. Pavanayi 99.99.
Born on 27th June 1950, as seventh son of K G Daniel and Annamma, he did his schooling at Omallur U P School and N S S English Medium School. He took his degree in Zoology from Pathanamthitta Catholicate College and joined in army as Commissioned Officer at the age of 21.
After retiring from the army,Captain Raju worked in ‘Lakshmi Starch’ in Mumbai. It was at that time that he got associated with amature drama troupes including Prathibha Theatres.
Captain Raju suffered brain hemorrhage in July and was under treatment. Wife Prameela and son Raviraj. Captain Raju’s cremation will take place at his native place at Omallur, Pathanamthitta.