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Comedian Chitti Babu passes away

Chennai, Nov 9 (): Actor and television anchor Chitti Babu passed away at a private hospital in Chennai on Friday. He was 49.

Chitti Babu fell unconscious in his Chennai residence due to diabetes few days back. He was immediately admitted to a private hospital in Mogappair on Monday. Then, he was shifted to the Royapettah Government Hospital on Wednesday. On Thursday, the actor slipped into coma and his condition became very serious. Despite doctors trying to revive him, he breathed his last on Friday evening.

Doctors at the hospital said he died due to multi-organ failure. A doctor said, “He suffered from hypoglycemia, an abnormally diminished content of glucose in the blood. His blood sugar level was just 24. He was put on a ventilator right from the beginning as he suffered from stroke and acute renal failure”.

According to the reports given by his family members, the actor underwent a bypass surgery recently and kept low profile since then. Only recently he returned to the silver screen.

Chitti Babu started his career as a TV anchor and became famous through his comedy shows on TV. In 2002, he made his film debut in Five Star. The notable films he has done are Ottran, Dhool, Sivakasi, Maappillai, Dindigul Sarathy, and Madha Gadha Raja.

The sudden death of the actor has shocked his fans and many celebrities in the Tamil film industry. Many posted condolence messages to his family members on the micro-blogging site Twitter.

Comedian Bosskey tweeted, “Chitti babu was such a smart wisecrack specialist,& i enjoyd his unique sense of humor in every VIP interview i did ! I miss him chitti babu n d rockin fun v hd every time v pulled d legs of several greats!My intense condolences to his kin. i shall always remember u chitti”

Senior film journalist Sreedhar Pillai tweeted, “RIP – Chitti Babu – Tamil film comedian, TV presenter & actor.”

Chitti Babu was buried in Nandanam mosque on the same day. He is survived by wife, two daughters and son.

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