Veteran Kannada actor Jayanthi passes away at 76

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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.”

Reportedly, Jayanthi, who is survived by her son Krishna Kumar, passed away due to age-related ailments.

Jayanthi had done more than 500 films in Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Marathi and Hindi. From Dr Rajkumar to NTR and MGR, Jayanthi had shared screen space with the legends of Southern cinema.

Also, for her remarkable contribution to cinema, Jayanthi had received several accolades in her lifetime, including the Karnataka State awards and the President’s Medal for Best Actress.