Untimely Death of Malayalam Movie Legends – Lessons to be Learnt
We all mourn the death of these great people. But do we ever given a thought why they died at a very young age?
Let us take Bharathan for example. In the late eighties I have seen an interview with him in Doordarshan. In the 15 minute interview he had finished smoking two cigarettes. Just think of this – a person who smokes even while giving a TV interview, how many cigarettes he may be smoking a day?
Most of the artists had to drink to invoke the artistic mind (at least that is what they claim) and those mentioned above are not an exception. Another bad habit all these people have – lack of exercise. We eat all kinds of food but never do any exercise when we are healthy. I can surely say beyond doubt that excessive alcoholism and/or chain smoking and/or lack of exercise has taken the life of all the above greats of Malayalam movie that could have been easily avoided.
Now if we think that this is just confined to film personalities we are wrong. It is becoming the latest trend now. Just look around – we may know of someone who is in their forties or fifties dying of heart attack. Reason – lot of us are following the same life style of eating a lot without any exercise, excessive drinking and smoking.
We are adamant and never change our habits till it is late. Padmarajan for example during the last few days of his life quit smoking. But it was too late. I recently tried to advise someone about the eating habits. One of my friend’s father who is in his fifties eats a lot and never does any exercise. I told him it is time to eat less and do more exercise. What he told me is that he is perfectly fine now and will see when he gets sick. This is the mentality of most of us and this attitude needs to be change.
To me smoking even a cigarette a day over a period of time is bad and you will be forced to pay the price of it later. Social drinking is fine but drinking daily and that too drinking low quality stuff is equivalent to inviting an early death. Now about our food habits – our food habits are designed for people who do lot of physical work. Now with more white collar jobs we hardly do any physical work but eat the same kind of food our ancestors used to eat after doing tons of physical work. It is time to stop eating excessively to keep ourselves healthy.
Now have we learned any lessons from the untimely death of these film stars? I don’t think so. I recently read an interview with the famous Malayalam actor Salim Kumar when he proudly claimed “I smoke at least 20 beedis a day”. Why don’t these people learn from experience?
It is time to change the way we live. Other wise we are bound to hear more and more news of these untimely deaths.
QUIT SMOKING, DRINK JUDICIOUSLY, EAT WISELY AND EXERCISE PROPERLY TO LIVE A HEALTHY LIFE!