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Legendary Kannada actress Leelavathi passes away at 85; cremated in her Soladevanahalli farm

Bengaluru : Eminent Kannada actor Leelavathi (85) who has worked in over 600 movies, including Tamil and Telugu, passed away at a private hospital in Nelamangala on the outskirts of Bengaluru city on Friday evening.
Suffering from ailments related to old age, she was admitted to a private hospital where she breathed her last, sources said.
Leelavathi, who worked in more than 600 films, including as many as 400 in Kannada, was living with her actor son Vinod Raj at Nelamangala for the past many years.
Leelavathi was part of several noted Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu projects as well. Her Kannada debut was Mangalya Yoga. She starred in cult-classic Kannada films Ranadheera Kanteerava, Rani Honnamma, Gaali Gopura, Naagarahaavu, Mana Mecchida Madadi, Gejje Pooje and more.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his heartfelt condolences via a social media post. DCM D K Shivakumar, Actor Anant Nag and many other personalities from film industry expressed their condolences.