It has been a tragic day right from the start after news broke out that veteran playwright and actor Girish Karnad passed away. Soon after came the shocking news of acclaimed comedian, screenwriter, playwright and actor Crazy Mohan’s sudden death. He was pronounced dead at 2PM after he encountered a massive heart attack and failed to respond to medical treatments. He was 66 when he breathed his last.

Crazy Mohan

With the news of his death coming as a major blow to those in the Tamil film industry, actor turned politician Kamal Haasan too in a detailed statement has now conveyed his condolences saying the word "crazy" does not fit the reputed theatre artist quite well as he is a "humorous intellectual".

Kamal Haasan Crazy Mohan

Kamal Haasan’s detailed statement is as follows:

"There are several aspects about my friend Crazy Mohan I have often been jealous about of which the most important is his heart that blossoms like a child's does. Many people have lost that innocence in the name of growing up. 'Crazy' is not the apt word to describe him as he was a humorous intellectual. The truth is that he restrained his vast talents and projected himself as a comedian in order to connect with the common man. There have also been numerous instances where he has proved to be my third brother, Mohana Haasan, after Charu Haasan and Chandra Haasan. Today, as a mark of our respect for the love he had showered on us, I along with his brother Balaji placed our hands on his forehead and bade our goodbye to him. There is no end to friendship. Is it friendship only if a person is alive? Mohan’s humor will continue to live on through his fans and I myself will stand for it. His is a beautiful joint family and there are no words that will comfort them for the huge loss in their lives. I pray for them to gain strength to bear this big loss."

Crazy Mohan Kamal Haasan