Veteran Tamil and Telugu actor Sarath Babu died on Monday in Hyderabad due to multiple organ failure. He was 71 years old.
Babu had been undergoing treatment at the AIG Hospital in Hyderabad since last month.
Born in 1951 as Sathyam Babu Dixithulu, Babu made his acting debut in the 1973 Telugu film Rama Rajyam. He made his debut in Tamil cinema with s Nizhal Nijamagiradhu in 1978.
Babu acted in more than 200 films in Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam with actors like Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth and NT Rama Rao. He got acclaim for his performances in movies like Mullum Malarum, Thisai Maariya Paravaigal, and Nenjathai Killathe.
Telugu actor NT Rama Rao Junior paid tributes to the veteran actor.
“His contributions to Indian cinema will be remembered forever,” he said “My heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends.”
Sad to hear about the passing of veteran actor Sarath Babu garu. His contributions to Indian cinema will be remembered forever. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends. Om Shanti.
— Jr NTR (@tarak9999) May 22, 2023
Kannada actor Prakash Raj said he would cherish Babu’s warmth and encouragement.”
Wonderful to have met this ever smiling soul.. will cherish his warmth and encouragement throughout my career.. thank you dearest #SarathBabu for everything . RIP 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿 pic.twitter.com/mSdmX8vN87
— Prakash Raj (@prakashraaj) May 22,…