Comedian and veteran artist Sutti Velu passed away at around 3:30am yesterday in Chennai due to heart attack. Kurumaddali Lakshmi Narasimharao, familiarly known by his screen name as Suttivelu, was born in Bandar, Krishna district on August 7, 1947. He has acted in about 200 films, and won Nandi award as the best supporting actor in 1985 for the movie ‘Vandemataram’.
He became more familiar to Telugu audience through his film ‘Naalugu Stambalata’. Apart from films, he also appeared in many tele-serials in ETV and Doordarshan. The actor is survived by his wife, one son and three daughters.