Staff Correspondent

MYSORE: Famous Kannada film actor K.S. Ashwath, 85, has been admitted to B.M. Hospital here, according to family sources.

Mr. Ashwath has been ailing for a long time.

According to Sudha, the actor’s daughter-in-law, Mr. Ashwath fell in the bathroom on January 1 and he was treated by Dr. Janardhan.

He was admitted to B.M. Hospital the same day and was discharged on January 4.

To fulfil his long cherished dream of visiting Kashi, arrangements were made for the travel.

Family members along with Mr. Ashwath visited Kashi and the actor was taken around the Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Ganga Ghats in a wheelchair. He was healthy even after his return. Mr. Ashwath’s condition began deteriorating on Monday and he was shifted to the hospital immediately.

He has acted in 272 movies.