Prominent dramatist, film actor and screen writer Crazy Mohan died of cardiac arrest in Chennai this afternoon. He was declared dead at 2 pm, after efforts to resuscitate him at Kauvery Hospital, failed. He was 67.
Initially, there were some media outlets which reported that he had died of heart attack. But sources from the hospital said that he was battling for life and his condition was critical.
Based on the reports in Tamil Media, a few celebrities that include actor Siddharth posted condolence messages on Twitter.
After realising the blunder, he deleted it and wrote, “Hearing news that #CrazyMohan sir is still critical. Several news outlets have tweeted about his passing. Kindly delete the tweets. Let us hope he comes out of this. ❤️.
An engineer by profession, Mohan started writing stage plays and established his own drama troupe called “Crazy Creations” in 1979.
In addition to dramas and tele-serials, he has worked as a dialogue writer on a number of comedy films. He has written over 30 plays, worked on over 40 films (and played cameo roles in many films), and written 100 short stories.
Mohan was a student at the College of Engineering, Guindy, where he graduated as a mechanical engineer in 1973. His guide was his classmate S. Ravi, who was the President of Tamil Manram. Before becoming a full-time writer, Mohan was working at Sundaram – Clayton Limited.
At the College of Engineering, Guindy, in Feb 1972, he first wrote Great Bank Robbery, a skit for an inter-collegiate contest, for which he received the Best Actor and Best Writer awards, which were handed over by Kamal Haasan.