Renowned Tamil writer, comedian, and actor, Crazy Mohan passed away in Chennai on June 10. The eminent film and theatre personality, who was known for his witty one-liners, suffered an acute heart attack on Monday afternoon and was immediately taken to the Kauvery Hospital in Chennai. Efforts to revive him with the defibrillator failed and he was declared dead at 2 pm. He was 66 years old. His play ‘Chocolate Krishna’ has been staged more than 500 times till date. While his brother’s name is Maadhu Balaji, In his stage plays, Mohan played the role of Maadhu in the famous Maadhu-Cheenu combination.
Born in 1952, Mohan graduated as a mechanical engineer from the College of Engineering, Guindy in 1973. His first stint as a scriptwriter was when he was in college, as an engineering student. He then started writing scripts for his brother Maadhu Balaji’s drama troupe in RKM Vivekananda College, Chennai.
Crazy Mohan’s first film was K Balachander’s Poikkal Kudhirai for which he wrote the dialogues. He has collaborated with Kamal Haasan and given many hit films such as Aboorva Sagodharargal, Michael Madana Kama Rajan, Sathi Leelavathi, Thenali, Panchathanthiram, Kadhala Kadhala, Avvai Shanmugi, Vasool Raja MBBS, and Pammal K Sambantham. He also wrote Indian. He had got the ‘Crazy’ titles from his famous drama Crazy thieves in Palavakkam, Many from the film fraternity have poured in tributes for Crazy Mohan, Kamal Haasan has penned an emotional note for Crazy Mohan as they have been associated for many movies.