Malayalam actor Nivin Pauly's personal makeup artist Shabu Pulpally passed away tragically in an accident. His death has been revealed to be due to internal bleeding he sustained caused by an accident after he fell from a tree when he climbed up to hand the Christmas star. Shabu was declared to be dead despite being rushed to the hospital. FEFKA (Film Employees Federation of Kerala) Director’s Union issued a heart-felt emotional statement on their Facebook page mourning the demise of the popular Malayalam makeup artist. Shabu Pulpally is survived by wife Reshmi and their two children. 

പുൽപ്പള്ളി: മലയാള സിനിമയിലെ പ്രശസ്ത മേക്കപ്പ് ആർട്ടിസ്റ്റ് ഷാബു പുൽപ്പള്ളി അന്തരിച്ചു . ക്രിസ്തുമസ്സ്‌ സ്റ്റാർ തൂക്കാൻ...

Posted by FEFKA Directors' Union on Sunday, December 20, 2020

Shabu Pulpally, who is the brother of Shaji Pulpally, who as well is a popular Malayalam makeup artist, first met Nivin Pauly in 2012 during the shooting of Puthiya Theerangal. The Sathyan Anthikkad directorial had the Premam actor playing the lead role, with Shabu subsequently coming on board as his personal makeup artist and their association since then continuing throughout a majority of his films. Shabu's death has left many fans and those in the Malayalam film industry in a state of shock, with condolences being shared on social media. Celebrities like Unni Mukundan, Geetu Mohandas, Dulquer Salmaan, Aju Varghese to name a few have paid their tributes for Shabu on their respective social media handles. 

Unni Mukundan wrote on his Twitter page, "Extremely saddened to hear the demise of #ShabuPulpally who was an integral part of @NivinOfficial ! RIP My thoughts and prayers are with your family....". "Shabu ... you just broke our hearts… RIP," filmmaker and actress Geetu Mohandas said while sharing a picture of the makeup artist along with Nivin Pauly. Likewise, Dulquer Salmaan said, "My heartfelt condolences to the family of Shabu Pulpalli on his untimely demise. I will always cherish the memories of working with him on Bangalore Days and Vikramadithyan and I pray that his family has the strength to get through this trying time. Those who help us and take care of us during our shoots end up becoming our family away from home. Can’t imagine what you’re going through Nivin. I’m sure this loss is irreplaceable. Love and prayers to you and Rinna." Malayalam comedy actor Aju Varghese too shared a picture of himself with Shabu Pulpally and wrote, "Shabu ettan works as a perosnal assiatnt to Nivin and he was a close friend and loving soul for us since our Thattam days. Long 8 years .. I pray your family gets enough strength and courage. Rest in peace Shabu etta".


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My heartfelt condolences to the family of Shabu Pulpalli on his untimely demise. I will always cherish the memories of...

Posted by Dulquer Salmaan on Sunday, December 20, 2020

ഷാബു ഏട്ടാ... ആ കടം വീട്ടാൻ എനിക്കായില്ല ... മറന്നതല്ല.. ഒരായിരം മാപ്പ് .. ന്തിനാ ഏട്ടാ ഇങ്ങനെ പോയേ Shabu ettan...

Posted by Aju Varghese on Sunday, December 20, 2020