Crazy Mohan, a humorist breathed his last at 2pm on Monday at Kauvery Hospital in Chennai after he suffered a massive cardiac arrest.
He was an engineer by qualification but his interest in writing during his school days and hence started his own troupe—Crazy Creations—in 1979 and since then they have had the audience in splits through their plays.
Crazy thieves in Palavakkam, Chocolate Krishna have been some of the famous plays written by Crazy Mohan.
Throughout his career, Mohan was closely associated with actor Kamal Haasan with whom he collaborated frequently.
He has also written for films including ten of Kamal Haasan’s films starting with Apoorva Sagodharargal.
His latest was Devi 2 which was released on May 31.
The first film for which he wrote dialogues was Poikkal Kudhirai directed by K Balachander.
Crazy’s humour was harmless. No double-meaning lines or below-the-belt punches.
Not even politically incorrect ones. He showed that you needn’t poke fun at others to make people laugh: there were many other ways to do it.
It was all in Tamil and only those who knew the language well or the social milieu in Tamil Nadu could follow him.
The 67 year old’s sudden demise has left his fans shocked.
Crazy Mohan had in interviews to dailies said he hated being sad or serious.
He was and will remain an inspiration to many in Tamil Nadu.
His plays were for all age groups as he had the ability to make everyone laugh through his sense of humour.
And, he made us recall each and every one of his jokes and one-liners time and again.
One assumes that is how he would like to be best remembered.
Rest in Peace, Crazy!