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Film critic Kathi Mahesh passes away

Film critic Kathi Mahesh passes away

Popular film critic, actor and director Kathi Mahesh is no more. He breathed his last at around 5 pm, according to a bulletin from Apollo Hospital, Chennai, where he had been undergoing treatment for the last two weeks.

Mahesh sustained severe head injuries in a gruesome accident at Kadavaluri village on the outskirts of in Nellore on Vijayawada-Chennai national highway on June 25.

He was initially admitted to Medicover Hospital, Nellore, but was later to Apollo Hospital, Chennai, for better treatment.

The doctors at Apollo Greams Road hospital in Chennai conducted surgeries to his eyes and brain.

He was originally declared out of danger last week, but his condition deteriorated for the last 24 hours.

He breathed his last in the evening. The family have left for Chennai to collect the mortal remains.

The Jagan Mohan Reddy government in Andhra Pradesh on Friday released an amount of Rs 17 lakh to noted film critic and actor Kathi Mahesh towards his medical expenses from the chief minister’s relief fund (CMRF).

Mahesh, a popular Dalit activist was known for his bitter criticism of Jana Sena Party chief Pawan Kalyan and also for his strong support to Jagan.

He also acted in a few films, but he was better known for his strong criticism on films. He also took part in Telugu Bigg Boss programme, but was eliminated in the initial rounds itself.

He had been openly praising the programmes of the YSRC government. Before 2019 elections, Mahesh participated in various YSRC programmes, including the dharna at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi demanding special category status to Andhra Pradesh.

In the recent by-elections to Tirupati parliamentary seat, too, he campaigned for YSRC candidate Dr Gurumoorthy.

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