Veteran Kannada actress Kishori Ballal has passed away on Tuesday, 18 February, at a private hospital in Bengaluru. She was suffering from age-related ailments.

She started her career with Ivalentha Hendthi. She has worked in over 75 movies in supporting roles. that include Shah Rukh Khan's Hindi movie Swades.

Kahi, Aasra, Naani, Ring Road, Carry on Maratha, Aakramana, Galaate. Aiyaa, Kempe Gowda, Akka Thangi and Sparsha are among the many films that she had acted.

Kishori Ballal Dies
Kishori Ballal dies.PR Handout

Born in Dakshina Kannada district, she married Bharatanatyam dancer N Sripathi Ballal.

People on social media sites are mourning the death of the actress. Check out their comments below:

August Landmesser: #KishoriBallal, veteran Kannada actress is no more. May she rest in peace.
Was known in Karnataka for several memorable roles, but the pan-India audience knew her best as #KaveriAmma from #Swades. A stunning performance, to say the least.
@FilmHistoryPic @iamsrk @AshGowariker

Mallikarjun N D: @iamsrk #KishoriBallal is no more, who shared screen with you in #Swadesh movie as mother. Thought to share this news with you. #OmShanti #KishoriBallal #KaveriAmma