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Saturday, 27 November 2021 4.55 AM IST

Malayalam actress Lakshmi Krishnamoorthy passes away

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Malayalam actress and dubbing artist Lakshmi Krishnamoorthy (90) breathed her last on Saturday at 12 pm at a private hospital in Chennai.

The actress is well-known for mother roles. Hariharan's ‘Panchagni’ (1986), Shaji N Karun's ‘Piravi’ (1988), G Aravindan's ‘Vasthuhara’ (1991), Sathyan Anthikad's ‘Thooval Kottaram’ (1996) and Kamal's ‘Ee Puzhayum Kadannu’ (1996) are films in which she donned notable roles.

Born at Chalappuram in Kozhikode to Chengalathu Devaki Amma and Mullassery Govindamenon, Lakshmi wanted to become a nurse. However, she went on to become the first Malayalam artist-cum-announcer for Akashvani while studying at Madras Presidency College after which she got job in channel’s Kozhikode office in 1950.

During her stint with the channel, she married Krishnamurthy, a Mysore native, who was an official of the Hyderabad Administrative Staff College.

Lakshmi has also acted in plays, with her first drama by author Thikkodiyan and she also became a dubbing artiste at a time of her marriage.

Her association with veteran writer MT Vasudevan Nair gave her an opportunity to debut in Film Panchagni as a former freedom fighter. Before that she had acted in some serials.

Sandhya and Arun are her children.

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