South Indian Actor Sarath Babu Dies at 71; Kamal Haasan and Others Pay Tribute
The South Indian film industry is mourning the loss of veteran actor Sarath Babu, who passed away at the age of 71. The actor had been admitted to a hospital in Hyderabad last month and was being treated for multiple organ failure due to multiple Myeloma. In a statement, AIG Hospitals said, “He succumbed to his illness in spite of the best resuscitative measures. Our sincere condolences are with his family and fans.”
Sarath Babu was known for his work in Telugu and Tamil cinema. He acted alongside some of the biggest names in the industry, including Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, NTR, and Chiranjeevi. Many of his colleagues and fans have paid tribute to him on social media.
Kamal Haasan, who had shared screen space with Sarath Babu in many films, tweeted, “A great actor and a great friend, Sarath Babu has passed away. The days of acting with him are a shadow in my mind. Introduced by my Guru (Balachander) in Tamil. He excelled in many timeless roles. Cinema has lost a good actor. My tribute to him.”
Other celebrities from the industry also expressed their grief. Prakash Raj tweeted, “Wonderful to have met this ever-smiling soul. Will cherish his warmth and encouragement throughout his career. Thank you dearest Sarath Babu for everything. RIP.”
Here are some of the highlights of Sarath Babu’s illustrious career:
- Sarath Babu made his debut in 1973 with the Telugu film Rama Rajyam.
- He worked with the renowned director K Balachander in Pattina Pravesam and Nizhalgal Nijamagiradhu, co-starring Kamal Haasan.
- He acted in several popular films alongside Rajinikanth, including Annamalai and Muthu.
- Sarath Babu’s film credits also include Malayalam movies such as Sarapancharam and Kannada films like Ranachandi and Amrutha Varshini.
- He was last seen in the Tamil film Vasantha Mullai and had a role in Pawan Kalyan’s Vakeel Saab.
Sarath Babu’s contribution to Indian cinema will always be remembered, and his loss is deeply felt by his fans and colleagues.