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Bengaluru: Actress Padma Kumta collapses during shooting, dies at 58


Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)

Bengaluru, Mar 7: Veteran Kannada actress, Padma Kumta (58), who had won several awards during her career spanning over four decades including national award, collapsed during a shooting and died of cardiac arrest in the city on Monday March 6.

Padma has left behind husband, a son, two daughters, and scores of fans.

Padma Kumta had won national award for her acting in the film, 'Chomana Dudi', in which the film's leading actor, M V Vasudev Rao, had also won the national award in 1975.

Padma, who had of late been seen in certain television series, had taken part in shooting on Monday as per her routine. She suddenly experienced difficulty of breathing, and collapsed to the ground. Although the unit arranged to take her to hospital immediately, efforts made to revive her failed.

Padma's family sources said that her funeral would be conducted on Tuesday. Padma mainly acted as character actor in Kannada movies and several television series.


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  • Arun Prabha, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 7 2017

    Padma Kumta immortalised Belli in Chomana Dudi, great loss as she was one of the very few talented artists. May her soul RIP

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  • MN, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 7 2017

    Talented actress. Loss to KFI. RIP

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  • Arathi, Bangalore

    Tue, Mar 7 2017

    Padma kumta is the good actor we loves her acting

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  • R A INDIRESHA RAO, SHIVAMOGA

    Tue, Mar 7 2017

    GOOD ACTRESS.

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  • KOTUR SAMPATH, BENGALURU

    Tue, Mar 7 2017

    Deepest condolences to the bereaved family. She had come to our residence @ Malleshwaram last year to witness 5 generation Dussera Dolls display with common family friend. She was a gifted neo realistic actress of KFI. One small correction to the above article . Ms.Padma Kumta was awarded BEST SUPPOTING ACTRESS for her role BELLI in CHOMANADUDI in the year 1975 by Govt. of Karnataka and not Best Actress award from National Film Awards 1975 batch.

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  • Charles Saldanha, Malad Malwani

    Tue, Mar 7 2017

    I still remember Chomana Dudi great novel written by late Dr Shivaram Karanth and the film.Great loss.

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  • Stan, Udupi/Dubai

    Tue, Mar 7 2017

    Great loss to film and television industry. May her soul rest in peace.

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  • PAM Suvarna, karla

    Tue, Mar 7 2017

    Very sad news,RIP

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