Manorama’s son hospitalised after consuming sleeping pills

Boopathy, son of late veteran actress Manorama, was admitted to a hospital in Chennai this morning after he reportedly consumed an extra dose of sleeping pills.

Boopathy, a singer and actor, is 64 and the only son of Manorama who died in 2015. He lives in Neelakanda Mehta Street, T. Nagar. Reports said Boopathy has been recommended a dose of sleeping pills for health reasons.

However, since he reportedly has an addiction for alcohol, and depressed by the lack of alcohol, he apparently consumed an overdose of sleeping pills.
There was no response from his bedroom and his son who found him lying, unresponsive, on his bed, took him to the Apollo Hospitals.

On information, Mambalam Police went to the hospital and conducted a preliminary enquiry. It is said Boopathy was discharged after treatment and returned home.

Gopishantha (26 May 1937 – 10 October 2015), better known by her stage name Manorama, also called Aachi, was a veteran Indian actress, playback singer and comedian who had appeared in more than 1500 films, 5,000 stage performances and several television series until 2015.

She entered the Guinness World Records for acting in more than 1000 films in 1985. By 2015, she had acted in more than 1,500 films. She was a recipient of the Kalaimamani award. In 2002, Government of India awarded Manorama the Padma Shri for her contribution to the arts. National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in film Pudhiya Padhai (1989) and Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award – South (1995).

Manorama was born to Kasiyappan Kilakudaiyar and Ramamirtham in Mannargudi, a town in the erstwhile Thanjavur district of Madras Presidency. Her mother brought her up by taking up a job as a maid. She mentioned her indebtedness to her mother for her success: Many of the mother roles that she has played in films resemble her own mother.