Veteran Kannada actor Kishori Ballal who played Kaveri Amma alongside SRK in Swades has passed away at the age of 82 in Bengaluru.

The Indian Express

According to reports, Kishori Ballal was suffering from various age-related health issues as she drew her last breath in a private hospital. 

Grieving the legacy of his onscreen mother figure and off-screen mentor, Shah Rukh Khan remembered Kaveri Amma in a heartfelt post. 

With a successful carrer spanning 50-years, the Kannada actor has left the world with a legacy of 75 films across different languages. A Bharatnatyam exponent, she was also a part of Hindi films like Lafangey Parindey, Ek Alag Mausam and Gair Kanooni. 

Deccan Herald

One of her most inspiring, heartwarming roles that has left an imprint on Hindi Cinema remains that of the wise and down-to-earth Kaveri Amma. 

The Hans India

Fans took to Twitter to express their sadness and bid adieu to their beloved ‘Kaveri Amma’.