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There is no end to our friendship: Kamal Haasan pens fond farewell to long-time collaborator Crazy Mohan


Mohan died in Chennai on Monday after suffering a massive heart attack.

Shriram Iyengar

Actor-filmmaker-politician Kamal Haasan took to social media to share his touching note on the passing of close collaborator, friend and writer Crazy Mohan.

Mohan died on Monday, 10 June, at the age of 67.

Veteran Tamil writer and actor Crazy Mohan passes away at 67

As a writer, Mohan worked with Kamal Haasan in some of the most popular films of the latter's career like Apoorva Sagodharargal (1989), Micheal Madana Kamarajan (1990), Sathi Leelavathi (1995) and Pancha Thanthiram (2002). 

Writing on his Twitter profile, Haasan gave an emotional send-off to his long-time collaborator in Tamil.

The Newsminute.com translated the copy as saying, "Amongst the things that I envy my friend Crazy Mohan for, the most important is his child-like heart. Not everyone gets it. Many, in the name of learning worldliness, lose this wonderful quality. ‘Crazy’ is a title that doesn't suit him. He is a 'genius comedian'."

The actor wrote further, "In many circumstances, he has taken the place of [my siblings] Charuhasan, Chandrahasan, Mohanhasan to express his love. As a mark of that friendship today, along with his brother Balaji, I placed my hand on his forehead and we bade him farewell. Friendship has no end. Is friendship present only with the presence of the person? Mohan's comedy will live through his fans, and I too will stand in support of that life." 

Crazy Mohan

Mohan, born Mohan Rangachari, earned the nickname 'Crazy' for his hit debut as a playwright with Crazy Thieves in Palavakkam back in 1976. Three years later, he formed his own troupe named Crazy Creations. The title stuck to him throughout his writing and acting career, in which he earned massive popularity for his punning.

Calling his death an unbearable loss, Kamal Haasan wrote in his note, "His family is wonderful. No matter how much I express my condolences, [the loss] will not heal, will not be enough... I wish them mental strength to bear and get used to this loss."