Veteran Telugu actress Anjali Devi, 86, who was suffering from a prolonged heart disease took her last breath on Monday after a cardiac arrest. She was admitted in a private hospital in Chennai, after she had complained of breathing difficulty. She was fine after that, but her condition became critical after she consumed some liquid.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, Telugu Desam party chief, N. Chandrababu Naidu and YSR Congress president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy conveyed their condolences to the family members of Anjali Devi.
Bhuvana Chandra, lyricist said, “The real legend of Telugu, Tamil and other films field, has passed away. Anjali Devi garu was a great artist and has done 300 films as a heroine. She came to the earth like an angel and acted in more than 500 films, started a film company called Anjali pictures and produced some healthy, wonderful and memorable films,” reported nnis.
Anjali Devi's last ritual will be performed on Thursday as her grandchildren will arrive by the time. Her body, which is kept in the Ramchandra medical hospital will also be taken to her residence on the same Thursday morning.
In a career span of over six decades Anjali Devi acted in about 500 films including Telugu, Hindi, Tamil and Kannada. The veteran actress immortalized the role of Sita in Luv Kush, which also starred late NT Ramarao and Akkineni Nageshwara Rao. She is known for her mythological role like Savitri, Sakkubai to name a few.