Kannada director D. Rajendra
Babu passed away here (Bangalore) Sunday at a private hospital after suffering
a serious cardiac arrest. He was 62.
"He suffered a severe
heart attack this morning and passed away at M.S. Ramaiah Hospital. He was
admitted late Saturday evening after he complained of pain in the
abdomen," a source from the hospital told IANS.
Rajendra Babu, who has over 50
films to his credit, started his career as an actor and then moved on to become
Some of his directorial films include
"Jiddu", "Yuga Purasha" and "Annayya". He has
also directed a Hindi film titled "Pyaar Karke Dekho" starring
He was working on a Kannada
sports-drama "Aryan" featuring Shivaraj Kumar and Ramya aka Divya
Spandana before the cardiac arrest.
After hearing the news of his
demise, Divya tweeted: "Really saddened. D Rajendra Babu Sir was such a
nice person. (I) spoke to him a while ago (and) he was supportive of my new
He is survived by his wife
Sumithra and daughters Umashankari and Nakshatra, who has already made
cinematic debut in Tamil drama "Doo".