Popular Telugu comedian Venu Madhav passed away on Wednesday afternoon due to multiple health issues. He was admitted at the Hospital in Hyderabad on Tuesday. According to reports, Madhav was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit after a while, and was even put on a life support system. After staying in the hospital for two weeks, the actor was discharged on Sunday, with doctors advising him to go for a liver transplant.
After Madhav’s condition began deteriorating again, family members rushed him to the hospital again around Tuesday afternoon. The 39-year-old actor, hailing from Kodad in Suryapet district, was not an active working artiste owing to his ill health. Madhav, known for his talent in mimicry, has featured in over 170 films in Telugu.
The actor made his debut with Sampradayam in 1996. In a short span of time, he rose to fame as a popular comedian with his memorable performances in films like Master, Suswagatham, Tholi Prema and Thamudu. Madhav wanted to contest Assembly elections during December last year, and even filed nomination papers from the Kodad assembly constituency.