Bengaluru: Veteran Kannada actor Jayanthi, popularly known as Abhinaya Sharadhe, died on Monday morning at her residence in Bengaluru. She was 76 when she breathed her last.
Mourning the demise of Jayanthi, Karnataka CM B.S. Yediyurappa took to Twitter and wrote, "Her contribution to the film industry is immense. It is an irreplaceable loss to Kannada film industry."
ಪ್ರಖ್ಯಾತ ಹಿರಿಯ ಕಲಾವಿದೆ, ಅಭಿನಯ ಶಾರದೆ ಜಯಂತಿ ಅವರ ನಿಧನದ ಸುದ್ದಿ ಅತೀವ ದುಃಖ ತಂದಿದೆ. ಚಿತ್ರರಂಗಕ್ಕೆ ಅವರ ಕೊಡುಗೆ ಅಪಾರವಾಗಿದ್ದು, ಕನ್ನಡ ಕಲಾಲೋಕಕ್ಕೆ ತುಂಬಲಾರದ ನಷ್ಟವುಂಟಾಗಿದೆ. ದೇವರು ಅವರ ಆತ್ಮಕ್ಕೆ ಸದ್ಗತಿ ಕರುಣಿಸಲಿ, ಅವರ ಕುಟುಂಬ, ಅಪಾರ ಅಭಿಮಾನಿ ಬಳಗಕ್ಕೆ ನೋವನ್ನು ಭರಿಸುವ ಶಕ್ತಿಯನ್ನು ನೀಡಲಿ ಎಂದು ಪ್ರಾರ್ಥಿಸುತ್ತೇನೆ. pic.twitter.com/JuGWeyX4Ce— B.S. Yediyurappa (@BSYBJP) July 26, 2021
Reportedly, Jayanthi, who is survived by her son Krishna Kumar, passed away due to age-related ailments.
Speaking of Jayanthi's acting career, she had done over 500 films in Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Marathi and Hindi. From Dr Rajkumar to NTR and MGR, Jayanthi had shared screen space with the likes of legends of Southern cinema.
Also, for her remarkable contribution, Jayanthi had received several accolades, including the Karnataka State awards and the President's Medal for Best Actress.