Sagar Shiyas, 51, a senior mimicry artiste from Muvattupuzha, who shot into fame through his imitation of Tamil actor Rajinikanth, died at a hospital at Chottanikkara, near here, on Thursday around 8.30 p.m.

He had been admitted to the hospital for kidney-related ailments 10 days ago.

Shiyas who was part of Kalabhavan mimicry troupe during his prime. He is survived by wife and three daughters. — Staff Reporter