Friday, August 14, 2009

Uncle Param - Irreverent Funnyman Of TV And Cinema

Veteran comedian P. Paramasivam or Param who passed away of a heart ailment at the age of 55 yesterday was one of the most celebrated 'little men' of Malaysian TV and cinema.

Param made his name in movies and TV programmes in the 1970s and 1980s along with veteran comedians AR Badul (brother of leading actor, director, lyricist, composer, TV host and reality show judge Adlin Aman Ramlie), Wazata Zain, Yahya Sulong and the late Yusni Jaafar and R. Jaafar.

His famous films included Tuan Besar (Big Boss), Penyamun Tarbus (Turbaned Pirate), Si Luncai, Si Badul and Anak Tunggal (Only Child).

Born in Tampin, Negeri Sembilan, Param never married and was the only son in a family of six.