Acclaimed Malayalam actor, filmmaker, and screenwriter Sreenivasan is currently under ventilator support in the ICU after undergoing bypass surgery to clear blocked arteries. The veteran star was put on a ventilator at a private hospital in Ernakulam, Kerala after his health began deteriorating. Sreenivasan, who is best known among fans for playing comedy and character roles in Malayalam and Tamil films, was admitted to the Apollo Adlux Hospital after he complained of heart issues on March 30. According to the latest reports, the reputed Malayalam actor is responding well to the treatment and his health condition is said to be stable now. 

Back in 2019, Sreenivasan was admitted to the Ernakulam Medical Centre for breathing trouble and was placed on ventilator support. The hospital had released a medical bulletin stating that the actor had experienced a minor heart failure, while adding that his blood pressure (BP) had increased. In January 2018, Sreenivasan was placed under medical observation for variations in blood sugar levels and was later announced to be out of danger. The veteran actor's son Vineeth Sreenivasan had issued a clarification on Facebook about his health after media reports stated that he had suffered a stroke. 

Hailing from Kannur, Sreenivasan, who was last seen in the 2018 Fahadh Faasil-starrer Njan Prakashan directed by reputed filmmaker Sathyan Anthikad, has garnered a huge fan following for his work in Malayalam cinema and also won several notable accolades, including the Kerala State Film Award for Best Film for his performance in Vadakkunokkiyantram in 1989 and the National Film Award for Best Film on Other Social Issues for Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala in 2000.