Kannada actor Shani Mahadevappa passed away on Sunday at a hospital in Chennai. The veteran actor was suffering from COVID-19 and was admitted to a hospital a week back. The 88-years-old popular Kannada actor failed to respond to the treatment at the KC General Hospital in Bengaluru.Also Read - Munawar Faruqui's Cancelled Show Was For Puneeth Rajkumar's Foundation, Read on

The actor had complained of trouble in breathing after which he was tested positive for the coronavirus. He was also suffering from other age-related ailments for a few years now. Several celebrities from the Kannada film industry including Puneeth Rajkumar and Kichcha Sudeep took to social media to express grief and dismay over the news of Mahadevappa’s death. Also Read - Karnataka Plans To Issue Guidelines to Gyms, Fitness Centres on Health Emergencies After Puneeth Rajkumar’s Death

Puneeth’s tweet read, “Shani Mahadevappa, a veteran actor who has acted in many films, along with Appaji, Bhakta Kumbara, Srinivasa Kalyana and Kavirat’s Kalidasa passed away. RIP (sic).” Also Read - Puneeth Rajkumar's Eyes Provide Sight to 3 Men, 1 Woman After Successful Transplant

Shani Mahadevappa had debuted in the film industry in the year 1962. He went on to star in many successful and popular movies including Onto Salaga, Shivshankar, Kaviratna Kalidasa and Shankar Guru among others.

May his soul rest in peace!