Veteran actor Sarath Babu passes away

Veteran actor Sarath Babu passed away on Monday, May 22. Earlier this month, he was hospitalised and was receiving treatment for age-related issues.

His condition was said to be critical. He was 71 and breathed his last at today, May 22, at a Hyderabad hospital.

He was undergoing treatment for multi-organ damage at AIG Hospital, Hyderabad.

Sarath Babu worked predominantly in the Tamil and Telugu cinema. He appeared in more than 200 films, including Hindi films too.

He made his debut in 1973 but gained fame in 1978 through the Tamil film Nizhal Nijamagiradhu, directed by K Balachander.

Sarath Babu was born as Satyam Babu Dikshithulu. In 1973, he made his acting debut with the Telugu film Rama Rajyam.

Four years later, he made his debut in Tamil cinema in 1977 with K Balachander’s Pattina Pravesam.