Thursday, March 20, 2008

Shoban Babu passes away

Andhra's beloved actor of the yesteryear is no more!

From TOI:
Veteran Telugu actor Shobhan Babu died here on Thursday morning after a cardiac arrest. He was 71 and is survived by three daughters and a son. He has acted in over 100 films.

Born in Andhra Pradesh, Shobhan Babu began his acting career in the 1960s. After retiring from films in the late 1990s, he had settled down in Chennai with his family.
From Wiki a little background:

Sobhan Babu (January 14, 1937March 20, 2008), popularly known as Shoban Babu, was a Tollywood film actor.

Born as Uppu Sobhana Chalapathi Rao to a middle-class family, Sobhan went on to become a romantic icon and was the top Tollywood hero for two decades. He made his film debut with Daivabalam directed by Vasanthkumar Reddy, but his first film to hit the screens was Bhakta Sabari.