Veteran Kannada actor Prathima Devi passes away
Veteran Kannada actor Prathima Devi left for the heavenly abode on Tuesday (April 6) at her residence in Saraswatipura, Mysore. He was suffering from age-related ailments and was 88. The actress is survived by three children, including filmmakers S.V. Rajendra Singh Babu and Vijayalakshmi Singh. As per reports, she passed away at around 2:30 pm and the cremation will be done today in Mysore at 2 pm.
Prathima Devi who hailed from Udupi joined theatre at the age of 11 and made her debut in films with Krishnaleela in 1947. She played the lead role in Jaganmohini (1951) and it became the first Kannada film to complete 100 days at the box office. She has featured in more than 60 films in her career. Her last film was Rama Shama Bhama, which released in 2005. Prathima Devi married producer Shankar Singh.
In 2001-02, he was awarded the Dr. Rajkumar Lifetime Achievement Award by the Karnataka government.
Fans of the actress poured in with their condolences messages for her.
— RAAMTHEJA (@Raamtheja) April 6, 2021
She was the one who played Aarathi’s mother role in Nagarahaavu(1972). Didn’t knew that she was S V Rajendra singh babu’s mother. She spoke in one of the channel when Nagarahaavu got re-released in 2018. Om Shanthi. 🙏💐
— Arun (@Arun_B0SS) April 6, 2021
Sorry to inform you, the sad demise of ❤️Smt.
PRATHIMA DEVI❤️,Veteran actress and wife of sri.shankar singh,& mother of Sri Rajendra Singh Babu & Vijayalakshmi Singh expired today.Cremation tomorrow @ Mysore after 2.00 P.M.KANFIDA express its deep condolence🌷🙏❤️ pic.twitter.com/pNraarv1Fh
— Teshee Venkatesh (@TesheeVenkates6) April 6, 2021
May her soul rest in peace and we offer our heartfelt condolences to her family and friends.