Well-known Telugu actress, film critic, political analyst, satirist and intellectual Dalit Kathi Mahesh died on Saturday at a hospital in Chennai while undergoing treatment for injuries sustained in an accident in the Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh a fortnight ago. “I am shocked and saddened to hear the news of Kathi Mahesh’s Disappearance. My deepest condolences to her family and friends. May her soul be at peace! Om Shanti,” said actress Manchu Manoj of Toledo.
Sudheer Babu, another young and future Hero of Telugu cinema, said that Mahesh’s Disappearance was horrible.
Actress Nani took her Twitter handle and wrote, “I was shocked to hear that Kathi Mahesh gaaru died. From what I’ve seen, she’s always tried to push films with special content through her opinions. Strength for her family and friends.”
On June 26, Mahesh, a native of the Chittoor district, had an accident when his car hit a container truck in the back. Many believed that film critics would survive, but he was wounded.
Pahes Kalyan was a scathing critic of actor-politician Mahesh and the founder of the Janasena party and was known for his comments and remarks on various topics.
The episode from the University of Hyderabad involved several films and most recently campaigned for the YSRCP ruling in the Tirupati Parliamentary police force.
As an intellectual in the Dalit community, Mahesh wanted to campaign and deliberate on their rights and protection on a regular basis.
(With IANS input)