Actor Sarath Babu Passes Away at 71 After Battling Illness
South Indian film industry has lost another gem as veteran actor Sarath Babu passed away earlier today. The 71-year-old actor, who predominantly worked in Tamil and Telugu cinema, was known for his remarkable performances in Rajinikanth-starrer movies such as ‘Annamalai’ and ‘Muthu’. Let’s take a look at the life and career of this legendary actor.
Early Life and Career
Sarath Babu was born in Andhra Pradesh and entered the film industry in 1973 with a Telugu movie. He shot to fame with the Tamil thriller, ‘Nizhal Nijamagiradhu’ opposite Kamal Haasan and directed by K Balachander. The film established him as a versatile actor who could do justice to any role.
Career in Films
The legendary actor worked in over 200 movies in Tamil and Telugu cinema. He showcased his acting skills in various genres and played both positive and negative characters with equal ease. Despite his vast and varied roles, Sarath Babu is most remembered for his performances in Rajinikanth-starrers ‘Annamalai’ and ‘Muthu’.
Tributes Pour In
Sarath Babu had been battling illness for some time and was admitted to a hospital in Hyderabad last month. He was undergoing treatment for multi-organ damage and was on a ventilator. The news of his death has come as a shock to his fans and colleagues. Tributes have started pouring in from the industry, with several stars expressing their grief on social media.
“The demise of Sarath Babu sir has left us all heartbroken. He was a versatile actor who gave us several memorable performances. May his soul rest in peace,” tweeted Tamil actor Dhanush.
Sarath Babu’s death is a huge loss to the South Indian film industry, and his contribution to cinema will always be remembered. May his soul rest in peace.
Sources: The Times of India, IMDb.