Director turned Kollywood actor Sarath Babu passes away today at the age of 71. He is known for his works predominantly in Tamil and Telugu cinema. The 71-year-old man was on a ventilator at AIG Hospitals a few days ago. The actor, who had been unwell for some time, was brought to Hyderabad from Bengaluru on April 20 and was admitted to AIG. He was under treatment for multiple organ damage. According to the sources, Sarath Babu suffered from sepsis, which affected the functioning of the kidneys, lungs, liver and other organs.
For the inexperienced, sepsis is a serious medical condition that requires immediate treatment; otherwise, it can lead to multi-organ failure and be life-threatening. He has been hospitalized for the second time in recent weeks. He was previously admitted to a hospital in Chennai. Earlier this month, rumors of Sarath Babu’s sudden passing spread like wildfire on social media. Reacting to the same, the veteran actor’s sister informed the media that her brother is recovering slowly and that he was recently transferred to the general ward from the ICU.
The family asked everyone not to believe the unofficial news on social media. Sarath Babu’s sister released a statement saying, “All the news about Sarath Babu on social media is wrong. She has recovered a bit and changed the room. I hope Sarath Babu makes a full recovery soon and talks to the media”. I urge everyone not to spread or believe the ongoing rumors on social media.”
Unfortunately, the news is not fake this time. Sarath Babu, whose real name is Satyam Babu Dixithulu, started his acting career in 1973 with a Telugu film. He is mainly known for his work in Telugu and Tamil films. He also acted in a few Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi films. He has garnered Nandi Awards nine times for Best Performance in Supporting Roles.
Hailing from Andhra Pradesh, Sarath Babu wanted to be a police officer but was unable to realize her dream due to vision problems. His father wanted him to join his business but with the support of his mother, he entered the film industry and established himself as an actor.