An actor is defined by age, but their achievements, dedication and passion towards cinema. Tamil film industry has received its stand of appreciation due to such veterans, who have played a significant role in giving best performances, thereby intensifying the depth of characters in the movies. Versatile actress Lakshmi isn’t an exception as she has endeavoured through a great journey in film industry acting in 1,500 movies. But it’s a Black Day in History of Tamil Cinema as she passed away on Sunday due to heart attack.
Aged 84, Lakshmi holds special mention for having donned the mother’s role of great actors from MGR-Sivaji to Rajnikanth-Kamal Hassan.
Who can forget her spellbinding performance as a thief in Kamal Hassan’s rib-tickling comedy entertainer ‘Michael Madhana Kama Rajan’. One of her astounding acting was very much witnessed in late actor Nagesh’s Server Sundaram.
It is worth mentioning that Kamal Hassan considers as his own mother and due to this bonding they shared, he signed her most of his best movies that includes Michael Madhana Kama Rajan, Devar Magan, Mahanadhi and Kadhala Kadhala.
At the age of 13, she started acting in stage plays in NS Krishnan’s groupe and later made her debut in movies through Kannama En Kadhali (1945). As a token of expressing appreciation for her long time career in film industry, she was honoured with KALAIMAMANI title by State Government of Tamil Nadu.
Her last movie Mahaan Kanakku that was released before a month and sooner she got her hip fractured and underwent treatment. With her health ameliorating slightly, doctors advised family members to take her home. The same night she had complained of breathing problem and was rushed to hospital, where she breathed her last.
Expressing her grief over Lakshmi’s death, Chief Minister J Jayalalitha said that she was such a humble and sweet person and her part in film industry will never fade in the pages of history.
We as the members of Tamilomovie convey our condolences to family members, relatives and friends mourning over her demise.