Sarath Babu, veteran Telugu actor, died at a private hospital in Hyderabad on Monday afternoon. He was 71. He was undergoing treatment at the hospital and died of multiple organ failure, news agency PTI reported, quoting sources.
Soon after the news of his death broke, the actor's name was among the top trends on the internet, with fans and people from the film industry paying tributes.
Actor Radikaa Sarathkumar tweeted, "No words, just deep sadness."
No words, just deep sadness #SarathBabu , rest in peace pic.twitter.com/x1Xw8kRjoc
— Radikaa Sarathkumar (@realradikaa) May 22, 2023
"Farewell Sarathbabu garu. You continue to live in our fond memories of Amrutavarshini," Kannada actor Ramesh Aravind tweeted.
Farewell Sarathbabu garuYou continue to live… in our fond memories of Amrutavarshini . pic.twitter.com/qdllQeOeqh
— Ramesh Aravind (@Ramesh_aravind) May 22, 2023
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
Sarath Babu, renowned for his exceptional acting skills, is best known for his captivating performances in leading roles as well as in other roles.
His filmography boasts notable works such as K Viswanath's “Sagara Sangamam”, “Apathbandhavudu” and the Nagarjuna-starrer “Criminal”. He has also starred in a number of Tamil films, especially with superstar Rajinikanth in films such as "Mullum Malarum", "Velaikkaran, "Annamalai" and "Muthu".
Sararth Babu is also known for his memorable roles in films like "Mullum Malarum" and "Nenjathai Killathey".