Prathima Devi, veteran actor and one of the early pioneers of Kannada cinema, passed away owing to age-related ailments in the city on Tuesday. She was 88 years old.
She passed away at around 2:30 pm and will be laid to rest in Mysuru at 1:30 pm today. The popular actor was known for her fabulous work in films like Jaganmohini, Krishnaleela, Chanchala Umari, Shivasharane Namiyakka, and Mangala Sutra among others.
Prathima Devi was also felicitated with the Dr Rajkumar Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011 by the Karnataka government.
She is survived by three children, including noted film-makers S.V. Rajendra Singh Babu and Vijayalakshmi Singh.