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It was sad to hear about the passing away of Srividhya. Another to fade into the twilight this year, a few months after Naushad.
Early this April, we had the unexpected news of 'Kondattam' Vaishnavi's suicide. It was pretty unfortunate to read, I recollect the several Sunday evenings early in worklife when my apt-mate and I would wait for the show after the afternoon movie before taking a siesta.
While stress is there in both the celluloid and small screens, interestingly it's women artistes who succumb and not the men. Monal, Viji(happened a few days after I saw her with Vijayakanth in Saatchi
) come to mind.
My first glimpse of Sri Vidhya was in the teleserial Galatta Kudumbam in February 1989. That was the beginning of many good serials that characterized '89 - following a dull and dismal batch of serials in '88.
BTW, in the 90s, MLV's protege Sudha Raghunathan used to insert a remembrance ad in The Hindu for her teacher year after year on the last day of October. Now that the E-Hindu
is available, can look it up this year to see if the practice has stayed throughout the years.