Veteran Tamil actor Srikanth passed away on Tuesday, October 12 and his demise has made the people of Tamil Nadu emotional. Srikanth was 82 years old when he breathed his last. According to reports, Srikanth died due to ageing. Superstar Rajinikanth took to his official Twitter to share his heartfelt condolences on Srikanth's death. Rajinikanth tweeted, "என்னுடைய அருமை நண்பர் திரு ஸ்ரீகாந்த் அவர்கள் மறைவு எனக்கு மிகவும் வருத்தமளிக்கிறது. அவருடைய ஆத்மா சாந்தியடையட்டும்". The tweet is loosely translated in English as, "I am deeply saddened by the demise of my dear friend Srikanth. May his soul rest in peace".

Srikanth was a prominent actor in the industry who got to act alongside several top stars, including the likes of Sivaji Ganesan, Rajinikanth, and Kamal Haasan. Srikanth made his debut as an actor in Tamil cinema with the 1965 film Vennira Aadai which also marked Jayalalithaa's debut as an actor. Vennira Aadai was directed by CV Sridhar and the film had Vennira Aadai Nirmala, Venniradai Moorthy, Major Sundarrajan, and Shylashri in supporting roles. Srikanth's performance as Dr Chandru received highly positive reviews from the critics and audience.

Srikanth acted in around 50 films as a lead hero after which he played villain roles and character-driven supporting roles. He will be remembered for playing the villain in Bhairavi which marked Superstar Rajinikanth's first film as a hero. Some of the other popular works of Srikanth include Naanal, Bama Vijayam, Ethirneechal, Navagraham, Vietnam Veedu, Noottrukku Nooru, Thanga Gopuram, Kasethan Kadavulada, Rajapart Rangadurai, Vasantha Maligai, Rojavin Raja, Sattam En Kaiyil, Thambikku Entha Ooru, Dharmam Vellum, and more.

Srikanth also acted in an important role in Selvaraghavan's critically acclaimed blockbuster hit film, Kadhal Kondein that featured Dhanush and Sonia Aggarwal in the lead roles. Srikanth was seen playing Sonia Aggarwal's father in the film. At this moment, Galatta Media extends its heartfelt condolences to Srikanth's family and friends and prays for the departed soul to rest in peace. Find below Rajinikanth's latest tweet, mourning the demise of actor Srikanth here: