Veteran actor Srikanth passes away, CM and Rajini mourns his demise

Veteran Tamil actor Srikanth, who made his debut along with the late J Jayalalithaa in the 1965 classic Vennira Adai died here on Tuesday, film industry sources said.

The 82 year-old actor died due to old age, they said. Chief Minister M K Stalin conveyed his condolences on the  passing away of the veteran actor.

“#RIPSrikanth !!,” said the official Twitter handle of Nadigar Sangam, the artists association.

Superstar Rajinikanth mourned Srikanth’s demise. He tweeted in Tamil, which roughly translates to, “I am deeply saddened by the demise of my dear friend Srikanth. May his soul rest in peace.”

In his 40-year career, Srikanth had acted as hero and villain, besides featuring in many character roles as well.

He made his debut in Vennira Adai along with former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

The actor is known for his many supporting roles in films starring top stars of Tamil cinema, including the late Sivaji Ganesan, Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan.