Veteran South Indian actress Jayanthi, who has been undergoing treatment since Sunday at Vikram Hospital in Bengaluru following chronic severe asthma and acute respiratory failure, is recovering well, confirms her family.
A team of doctors headed by senior pulmonologist of the hospital Dr K S Satish are treating the actress for asthma since Sunday morning, after she complained of severe breathing trouble.
The 73-year-old actress was on ventilator in the intensive care unit of the hospital since yesterday.
According to an English newspaper report, Jayanthi’s son Krishna informed a Kannada news channel that his mother has been suffering from chronic asthma for the past three decades.
Krishna, however, slammed reports suggesting that his mother is no more and brushed aside any such news items on news portals.
Jayanthi was born in Bellary as Kamala Kumari on January 6 in 1945. She acted in over 500 movies from 1960s to early 1980s in Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Marathi, and Hindi languages.
Her father, Balasubramanyam, worked as English professor at the St Joseph’s College in the then Bangalore. Her mother was Santhanalakshmi. Jayanthi had a difficult childhood as their parents separated when she was young.