Telugu comedian-actor Venu Madhav dies at 39

Telugu comedian-actor Venu Madhav died on Wednesday afternoon, he was 39.

Reports suggest that Venu Madhav was undergoing treatment at Yashoda Hospital in Hyderabad for over two weeks and he was discharged on Sunday.

However, his health condition deteriorated on Monday and he was reportedly advised to undergo kidney transplantation.

“He was discharged on Sunday, but his family brought him back on Tuesday afternoon after his condition worsened. He was rushed to the Intensive Care Unit and was put on life support.He died around 12.20 on Wednesday,” sources said.

Members of the Telugu film industry paid tributes to the late comedian and started posting condolences on social media on Wednesday afternoon.

Venu Madhav’s acted in over 170 movies in Telugu. Other than Telugu films, he even acted a few Tamil films as well. Madhav made his debut in the film industry with the 1996 film Sampradayam. The 2016 film Dr Paramanandaiah’s Students Gang remains his last release. He stepped into the Indian entertainment industry as a mimicry artist and later ventured into films, in which he features in mostly comic roles.

Venu Madhav was a recipient of the state Nandi Award for Best Male Comedian for his performance in the 2006 action comedy Lakshmi. He is survived by his wife Sree Vani and their two sons named Madhav Swikar and Madhav Prabhakar.