Actor Arjun Sarja‘s mother Lakshmi Devamma died at a Bangalore hospital on Saturday morning. She was 85.

Lakshmi Devamma was admitted to Apollo Hospital in Jayanagar 22 days back after she fell ill, News 18 reported. Her health deteriorated and she died on Saturday morning. 

Preparations are being made to transport her body from the hospital to Sarja’s residence. The funeral will reportedly take place on Sunday. Sarja was in Bangalore for the last few days after his mother’s condition started worsening. 

Devamma’s death comes five months after Sarja’s father-in-law and veteran Kannada actor Rajesh, known as ‘Kala Thapasvi’, died at the age of 89 in a private hospital in Bangalore. He died a week after he was hospitalised. In a career spanning over four decades, Rajesh had acted in more than 150 movies. His autobiography, ‘Kala Thapasvi Rajesh Atmakathe’, was published in 2014.  

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Arjun Sarja lost his nephew, actor Chiranjeevi Sarja, in June 2020. The actor died due to cardiac arrest in a private hospital in Bangalore  

On Chiranjeevi Sarja’s first death anniversary, Arjun Sarja shared pictures of the two on Instagram and wrote, “It has been a year, but I will miss you for a lifetime Chiru magane.. I hope that constant happy smile never wipes off wherever you are (sic).”

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On his birth anniversary, he wrote, “36 years back I was jumping with joy when you were born. Can’t believe the cruelty of fate…never in my wildest dreams thought that I will write these words on your birthday..Always in my thoughts magne. Love you so much my baby.”