Malayalam actor Kollam Ajith passed away in the early hours on Thursday. He was going under treatment for stomach-related ailments at a private hospital in Kerala. He breathed his last around 3:30 am.

Ajith made his debut on the silver screen with 1993 film Parannu Parannu Paranu that was directed by Padmarajan. He mainly played villain in the South Indian film industry.

Some of his best-known films in the industry are Yuvajanotsavam, Nadodikkattu, Olympiyan Anthony Adam, Valliettan, and others.

He also starred in Tamil, Hindi and Telugu films. He also helmed Malayalam films Calling Bell and Pakal Pole.

He has worked in more than 500 films in South Indian industry. He was last seen in Malayalam film Ivan Ardhanaari which was directed by Santosh Soupranika.

Ajith is survived by his wife Prameela and two children Sreehari and Gayathri. The final rites are yet to be confirmed by the family. Ajith’s body will be taken to Kollam, where the last rites would be performed later in the day.The funeral may take place in Kochi where he resides.