In news which came as a shock to the television and film fraternity, Srilakshmi Kanakala, sister of actor Rajeev and sister-in-law of renowned TV presenter Suma, passed away in Hyderabad on Monday. Known to be suffering from cancer from some time, Srilakshmi reportedly breathed her last in around 2 pm at her residence in Hyderabad.
The actress who rose to fame as a child artist with Doordarshan’s Rajasekhara Charitra is survived by two daughters and her husband Peddi Rama Rao, a well-known journalist. Sadness gloomed the Kanakala’s with her mother Lakshmi passing away on February 3, 2018, followed by her father Devadas death last year after a brief illness.
Meanwhile, Rajiv Kanakala who informed the news to the film fraternity and family members urged them to restrain from themselves from attending the last rites in the wake of the novel Coronavirus outbreak.