Malayalam actor Kollam Ajith passed away at a private hospital in Kochi on Thursday morning. Ajith is best known for films such as Veendum, Mission 90 Days, Prajapathi and was reportedly suffering from stomach-related ailments. 

Ajith has been undergoing treatment for a long time at the hospital where he breathed his last today around 3:30 am. The actor is survived by his wife Prameela, daughter Gayathri and son Sreehari.

His death is a great loss to both Malayalam TV and film industries. The news about Ajith's demise came as a shock to many people, including superstar Mohanlal. Some celebs took to Facebook and Twitter to express their sadness and offer condolences to his family.



Ajith has also starred in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi films. Ajith was last seen on the silver screen in Malayalam movie Ivan Ardhanaari, which was directed by Santosh Soupranika and had Manoj K Jayan in the lead role. He had also directed two Malayalam films - Calling Bell and Pakal Pole.