Veteran comedian actress Saroja passes away

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Tuesday, Apr 03, 2012

Veteran comedian actress Saroja passes away

Veteran comedian actress and wife of ‘TaNaal’ KA Thangavelu, M Saroja passed away in Chennai due to cardiac arrest.  She was aged 79.

M Saroja, hailing from Mayiladuthurai, debuted into movies at age 14.  She was introduced by late director K Subrmaniam.

Saroja who made mark in comedy starting from 1950’s till 1970’s, romanced Thangavelu and married him after completion of 50 movies in 1958.  Since then, both have paired up for more than 200 movies.

The movies as ‘KalyaaNa Parisu’ and ‘Thaen Nilavu’ prove feast to fans till date.

M Saroja did movies with late MGR as ‘Sarvaadhikari’, ‘ArasiLankumari’ and ‘Thirudaathae’.

Saroja had done 300 movies and numerous dramas.  After demise of Thangavelu in 1994, she stayed with daughter Sumathi in Masilamani Street, Pondy Bazaar, Chennai.

She was ill for the past two months, and last evening she passed away due to sudden cardiac arrest.

Her body is kept for homage in her residence in Pondy Bazaar and this afternoon her body is to be cremated in Kannamapettai mortuary. 

It is noteworthy that no cine association has condoled Saroja’s death.  It seems artistes association is to deliver condolence today.  Tamilstar website on behalf of readers, delivers condolence for her death.

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