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Updated: October 10, 2013 20:35 IST

Actor Srihari dies in Mumbai

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Actor Srihari
Actor Srihari

Srihari had been suffering from a liver ailment for some time

Well-known Telugu film actor, Srihari (49) died on Wednesday at a private hospital in Mumbai, where he was in the midst of a shooting for a Hindi film.

Mr. Srihari, who had been suffering from a liver ailment for some time, complained of giddiness during the shooting of ‘Rambo Rajkumar’ being directed by Prabhu Deva with Shahid Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha in the lead. He was rushed to a hospital where he died later.

He had acted in 98 movies and two more of his films were just to be released. He started his tryst with the tinsel world in 1986 with the film ‘Thirugbaatu.’ Subsequently, he donned the roles of a stunt performer and villain before making his debut as a hero in ‘Police’in 1999. He had acted as hero in about three dozen films. Srihari was serious about his physical fitness and used to tell his close friends that he would have been a gymnast had he not made it to movies.

In a statement, Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy said Srihari was a popular actor and his untimely death was a loss to the Telugu film industry. He conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members.

Telugu Desam president N. Chandrababu Naidu said Srihari was a self-made man who earned a permanent place as an artiste in the hearts of his audience. Srihari’s death was all the more painful because he was not only an artiste but a social servant. Union Tourism Minister K. Chiranjeevi said there were several films that reflected the outstanding talent of Srihari; ‘Toofan’ being the latest one. He was an asset to the Telugu film industry because he had a bright future. Chiranjeevi recalled “Mutha Mestri” and “Bavagaru Bagunnara” films in which he co-starred with Srihari.

TRS president K. Chandrasekhar Rao also expressed his condolences and conveyed his sympathies to the bereaved family.


A humane starOctober 12, 2013

Telugu film industry lost a great actor and his death created lot of
vacuum that can't be filled. All the telugu audiences will always
remember him. May his soul rest in peace.

from:  Venkat
Posted on: Oct 11, 2013 at 22:32 IST

very painful........No words to say......

from:  Naresh Sunkavalli
Posted on: Oct 11, 2013 at 13:47 IST

Feeling very Sad. I always enjoy his movie and his acting skill..He will
live in his films for long time to come

from:  prashanth
Posted on: Oct 11, 2013 at 10:18 IST


I really pray for the lord that your soul may rest in peace. you were
a wonderful actor. you were the best among all actors on your role. I
really miss you sir.

We all love you and your courageous acting of all time.
Thanks for being with us. We never miss you when your still among with
us with your good roles on tapes.

from:  Rakeshq
Posted on: Oct 11, 2013 at 10:14 IST

Srihari was not only a great actor and a great human being & was a well wisher of everyone.Such a good person is no more among us.Very sad for all Telugu people.He will live in the hearts of millions of his fans.

from:  Jayaram
Posted on: Oct 11, 2013 at 08:51 IST

Great Actor..................................we will never forgot you.

from:  Yogesh
Posted on: Oct 10, 2013 at 23:46 IST

I love his acting, he is the best artist for telugu industry.
we will miss you Sri hari garu.
RIP Sri Hari garu.

from:  Kishore
Posted on: Oct 10, 2013 at 20:56 IST

Srihari sir your a true hero of telugu indutry...
A shock news to every one ........we all miss youand ur films
May your soul rest in peace...

from:  Punnam
Posted on: Oct 10, 2013 at 20:39 IST

He is very versatile in usage of Telugu dialects. His performance is
very memorable in movies "Dhee" and "King". It's very sad to loose an
actor who started career with humble beginnings.

RIP Sri Hari.

from:  Amar
Posted on: Oct 10, 2013 at 18:04 IST

Few facts:
1. National Gymnast Gold Medalist
2. Running Free Akshara Foundation
3. Adopted 4 villages and providing them with water and all other facilities
4. Any time, any place, ask for help, you will be delivered with it
5. Never forgot his past.
5. All the above a Veteran Actor

We miss you Sri Hari - Edhi Final

from:  uday
Posted on: Oct 10, 2013 at 14:54 IST

I have watched only one film of his. Magadheera. I can never forgot
the Sher Khan role he did in that. I get a strong feel what a great
entertainer and performer he is in that one single movie.

It was shocking to hear about his death.

RIP Srihari garu.

from:  Rajesh
Posted on: Oct 10, 2013 at 14:50 IST

Truly enjoyed & appreciate his acting skills which was always filled with passion. RIP Srihari.

from:  Prasad
Posted on: Oct 10, 2013 at 14:24 IST

He is a great actor. Rest in Peace

from:  dinesh
Posted on: Oct 10, 2013 at 12:48 IST

Sorry to note the demise of an actor devoted to his profession and noted for his
charity work
May God bless his family with strength to face the difficult time.
Those whom god loves die young.
He would be remembered as a good human being and a fitness enthusiast.

from:  RK
Posted on: Oct 10, 2013 at 11:54 IST

Great actor.I have witnessed some of his best performances, his short life as actor has provided us with loads of entertainment.Condolences to his family members.May his soul rest in peace.

from:  Rajesh Lingam
Posted on: Oct 10, 2013 at 10:34 IST

Sad to miss a Versatile actor .. all way around in Entertaining and Helping people...May his soul Rest in Peace....

from:  Sireesha
Posted on: Oct 10, 2013 at 10:32 IST

Telugu film Industry lost its 'Sher khan'... Remarkable actor..
Let his soul R.I.P.

from:  Maneesh
Posted on: Oct 10, 2013 at 10:28 IST

Rest in peace

from:  Ramesh
Posted on: Oct 10, 2013 at 08:22 IST

Good health is wealth

from:  kamesh
Posted on: Oct 10, 2013 at 07:16 IST

Great actor, ausome performance int many movies is role in magdhere was
great. his soul leave in peace lord Venkateshwara bless his family.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2013 at 06:50 IST

Srihari was a versatile actor who rose from being a stunt coordinator to become a top notch villain and hero. A warm hearted and friendly person he has helped a number of people in the industry and outside. The Telugu film industry will certainly miss this actor and gentleman. RIP Srihari.

from:  C V Aravind
Posted on: Oct 10, 2013 at 05:59 IST

May Actor's soul Rest In Peace.

from:  Palanivel Murugan
Posted on: Oct 10, 2013 at 03:11 IST

greatest loss to indian cinema..

from:  amit
Posted on: Oct 10, 2013 at 02:29 IST


from:  Abhinesh
Posted on: Oct 10, 2013 at 02:28 IST
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