Veteran Tamil film villain and stage artist M N Nambiar died in Chennai today after a brief illness.
Nambiar, 92, was suffering from age-related ailments for the past four months and breathed his last at his residence here, family sources said.
He is survived by wife, son Sukumaran Nambiar, a senior BJP leader, and a daughter.
Joining the famous Navabrajamanikam group as a stage artist at the age of 13, he made his film debut in 1935 in the 'Bhaktha Ramadosss' made in Tamil and Hindi. He went on to act in more than 1,000 films.
Nambiar had acted with almost all top heroes of Tamil cinema like M G Ramachandran, Sivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesan, Rajnikanth and Kamal Hasan.