Updated: October 13, 2021 8:31:44 am
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.
“#RIPSrikanth !!,” said the official Twitter handle of Nadigar Sangam, the artists association.
— NadigarSangam PrNews (@NadigarsangamP) October 12, 2021
Superstar Rajinikanth mourned Srikanth’s demise. He tweeted, “I am deeply saddened by the demise of my dear friend Srikanth. May his soul rest in peace.”
என்னுடைய அருமை நண்பர் திரு ஸ்ரீகாந்த் அவர்கள் மறைவு எனக்கு மிகவும் வருத்தமளிக்கிறது. அவருடைய ஆத்மா சாந்தியடையட்டும்.
— Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) October 12, 2021
In his 40-year career, Srikanth had acted as hero and villain, besides featuring in many character roles as well.
Vennira Adai (The white cloth) was directed by late veteran CV Sridhar.
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.
His memorable roles include that of the rebellious son of a strict police officer, played by Ganesan, in the 1974 super hit Thanga Pathakkam, (The Gold Medal).
He also played the anti-hero in Bhairavi, Rajinikanth’s first flick as a hero.
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