- Sarath Babu, a veteran actor known for his contributions to Tamil and Telugu cinema, passed away today at 71.
- He breathed his last at the AIG Hospital in Hyderabad, where he was being treated for multi-organ damage.
- In his career spanning several decades, Sarath Babu appeared in over 200 films and earned acclaim for multiple performances.
Renowned actor Sarath Babu, aged 71, passed away today, on May 22, while receiving treatment for age-related ailments at a hospital in Hyderabad. The veteran actor was hospitalised earlier this month when his condition got critical due to his deteriorating health. Tragically, Sarath Babu later succumbed to multi-organ damage at the AIG Hospital in Hyderabad.
Can’t accept the fact about the sudden demise #SarathBabu Garu. He will always be remembered through his performances. May his soul rest in peace. Sending my deepest prayers to his family and friends in this time of grief. pic.twitter.com/ySTsOYxgjA— Rahul Vijay (@ActorRahulVijay) May 22, 2023
The news of Sarath Babu’s demise initially spread on social media on May 3, causing an outpouring of condolences from both fans and fellow celebrities. Notably, acclaimed actor Kamal Haasan was among those who fell victim to this misinformation and offered condolences to Sarath Babu. He subsequently deleted his tweet. However, the actor’s sister promptly refuted these rumours, confirming that he was, in fact, on the path to recovery.
Throughout his illustrious career, Sarath Babu made significant contributions to both Tamil and Telugu cinema, leaving an indelible mark on the industry. His filmography boasts an impressive repertoire of over 200 films, including notable appearances in Hindi movies. Sarath Babu made his debut in 1973, but it was his role in the 1978 Tamil film “Nizhal Nijamagiradhu,” directed by K Balachander, that propelled him to stardom.
Over the years, he earned recognition for his talent and dedication, receiving a total of eight state Nandi Awards for his outstanding performances. Sarath Babu’s last on-screen appearance was in the film “Malli Pelli,” where he portrayed the character Peddayana. He was also featured in “Vasantha Mullai.” Furthermore, the late actor made notable contributions to the television industry.
The demise of Sarath Babu is a profound loss for the world of cinema, where his talent and charisma shone brightly. As the news of his demise spreads, the industry mourns the loss of a veteran actor whose contributions have left an indelible legacy. Fans and cinephiles will cherish his memorable performances for years to come. May Sarath Babu’s soul rest in peace as his immeasurable talent continues to inspire future generations.