Director Bharathiraja confirmed the demise of Babu by sharing the news on X and wrote, “He had the potential to rise as a massive star.”
Babu, a popular Tamil actor known for his role in the movie En Uyir Thozhan, passed away on Tuesday. He was 60. Over the past many years, Babu has faced several health issues and was receiving medical assistance. As News18 reported, the late actor was bedridden for 30 years.
Director Bharathiraja confirmed the demise of Babu by sharing the news on X (formerly Twiter). Bharathiraja tweeted in Tamil that translated as “In the world of cinema, he had the potential to rise as a massive star. Unfortunately, due to a tragic accident on a film set, he spent more than three decades bedridden. I am deeply saddened by the loss of En Uyir Thozan actor Babu, and I offer my heartfelt condolences to his family and the film community.”
Here’s the tweet
படப்பிடிப்பில் நடந்த விபத்தில்
30 வருடத்திற்கு மேலாக படுக்கையிலேயே தன்னம்பிக்கையுடன்
” என் உயிர் தோழன் பாபு ” வின்
மறைவு மிகுந்த மனவேதனை
அளிக்கிறது. ஆழ்ந்த இரங்கல். pic.twitter.com/ANwRUthJbd
— Bharathiraja (@offBharathiraja) September 19, 2023
As News18 reported, Bharathiraja visited Babu during his hospitalisation and even provided him with financial assistance. In his career. Back in the 1990s, during the shoot of an action scene in Manasara Vaalthungalaen, he had to make a high jump. The director suggested using a stunt double, but Babu insisted on performing the stunt by himself. After a hard fall, Babu suffered a major back injury, and that impacted his career. After the tragic incident, Babu was bedridden for 30 years.
Director Bharathiraja has directed more than 100 movies, and he has introduced talents, including Babu. In 1990, Bharathiraja directed En Uyir Thozhan. The movie may not be a big hit, but Babu gained recognition through the song Aei Raasaathi Poo Soodi Vaa Vaa Vaa featured in the movie. The movie established himself as a talented actor in the industry. In his final days, Babu’s health condition got too weak and he was admitted to a hospital. Babu passed away on Tuesday and left the film industry shocked.