Courtesy : Hindustan Times
Actor Kishori Ballal, who was one of the most respected actors in the Kannada entertainment industry passed away on 18th February 2020 in a hospital in Bengaluru.
Apart from her work in the Kannada industry, she is best remembered for playing Shah Rukh Khan's on-screen mother in the film, Swades, Kaveriamma.
According to Mid-Day, the actress was suffering from age-related illnesses and passed away in a Bengaluru hospital.
Mourning the demise of Kishori Ballal, Swades director Ashutosh Gowarikar took to his social media and grieved the loss. He tweeted, “HEARTBROKEN! Terribly sad about the passing away of #KishoriBallal ji!! Kishori ji... you will be remembered for your generously kind, warm and affable persona! And your unforgettable performance as #Kaveriamma in #Swades !! You will surely be missed!!”
Ballal made her debut in the Kannada cinema with the film Evalentha Hendthi in 1960. She had a career span of over 15 years and had worked with some of the finest directors and actors in the industry. Other films she has acted in, include Kahi, Hani Hani, Suryakanthi, Carry On Maratha, Aiyyaa, Lafangey Parindey, and many others.