Harish Pengan acted in supporting roles in many Malayalam films and is popular in the industry. He was a part of the recent hit films Minnal Murali, Jaya Jaya Jaya Hey, etc. The actor has passed away due to liver related ailments on 30th May. Reports stated he has been getting treatment in a private hospital in Kochi and breathed his last breath yesterday evening. The final rituals of the 49-year-old actor are set to take place today. It is said that he was diagnosed with liver disease and has been hospitalized for a month.
A few weeks ago, actor Unni Mukundhan who has acted with him in the films Meppadiyaan and Shefeekinte Santhosham posted on his social media that Harish Pengan is no well and asked for financial help saying “Harish eetan is not well. Kindly planning whatever is possible, I have done my bit, He has been extremely professional and humane with me”.
Another actor Nandan Unni has also shared that the actor had to get a Liver transplant and that his twin sister was ready to donate but they could not go forward with the procedure due to financial constraints, and that the surgery costs up to Rs.30-40 lakhs. Many popular actors shared call for help with the bank account details. Some reports stated that though members of the Malayalam film fraternity helped him, the actor lost his life before the amount could be collected.
Harish Pengan has acted in many memorable roles in films like Maheshinte Prathikaaram, Minnal Murali, Jo & Jo, Sheefeekinte Santhosham, Jaya Jaya Jaya Jaya Hey, Pookkaalam, Mamangam, Priyan Ottathilanu, Jan.E.Man, etc. Many members of the Malayalam movie industry and fans mourned the death of Harish Pengan. 2018 star Tovino Thomas shared his photo and said "Rest in peach chetta”. Many other actors including Nandhan Unni paid homage to the actor and expresses condolences.