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Malayalam actor Jagadish’s wife Dr. P Rema dies at 61; final rites to be held later in day

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Thiruvananthapuram: P. Rema, wife of noted actor Jagadish, passed away at their home near here on Friday, said the family. She was 61.

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Former head of the department of Forensic Medicine of the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College, Rema, had taken voluntary retirement after being diagnosed with a rare neurological ailment.

As a forensic expert, Dr. P Rema was involved in investigating several well-known criminal cases in Kerala. Being a prominent actor’s wife too, Rema hasn’t made public appearances often and in an earlier interview with Jagadish by an online media channel, the actor opened up by saying that she liked to keep her privacy.

Rema’s daughter Remya Jagadish is a professor at Nagercoil Medical College and the other daughter Soumya Jagadish works as a psychiatrist. Dr. Narendran Nayyar IPS and Dr. Praveen Panicker are both Rema’s son-in-laws.

Actor Jagadish, who had an unparalleled flair for comedy, has slalomed his way to the hearts of the audience by playing prominent roles in several films such as ‘Mutharamkunnu P.O, ‘Mazha Peyyunnu Maddalam Kottunnu, ‘In Harihar Nagar’, ‘Godfather’, and several other movies. The actors also played some serious roles in some of the recent Malayalam films including ‘Pada’ and ‘The Priest’.

Meanwhile, Jagadish who did popular Tv programs back in the day made his comeback to the mini screen by hosting a popular quiz show. The actor also has a list of ambitious projects in the pipeline that includes ‘Marathakam’, and ‘Thattukada Muthal Semitheri Vare’.

The last rites would be held here later in the day.

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