Veteran Malayalam actor Pattath Chandran, best known among fans as Thrissur Chandran, passed away on Saturday due to age-related illness. He was 59. According to reports, Chandran was shifted to the Medical College Hospital on Saturday after he experienced difficulties in breathing. Hailing from Peringadoor near Mundathikode in Thrissur district, Chandran appeared in roles in malayalam films, television serials and stage plays. He is survived by his wife Vijayalakshmi and two children - a son named Vineesh and daughter Soumya. 

Thrissur Chandran started as a theatre artist and won the Kerala State Best Actor Award for his performance in the play Venicile Vyapari in 2002. Starting out as a theatre actor, Chandran made appearances in films directed by iconic Malayalam filmmaker Sathyan Anthikad among which include Achuvinte Amma, Bhagyadevatha, Rasathanthram and Innathe Chinthavishayam to name a notable few, while also acting under the direction of Hariharan and P N Menon. At the time, Sathyan Anthikad spoke about Chandran's entry to films and said that he had requested him to act in his ventures after watching him perform in one of the stage plays with the troupe Kalanilayam. He stated that he was a gifted talent and was always disciplined on the film sets. The acclaimed director added that the late actor's talents were not fully put to best use, despite being an extraordinary talent. He further said that Chandran was a well-recognised actor and left lasting impressions with his performances irrespective of the small roles he appeared in.