Tamil comedian and TV anchor Chitti Babu passes away

The actor who underwent a bypass surgery recently breathed his last yesterday

Tamil comedian and television anchor Chitti Babu aka Sajjadh Adeebh died in a private hospital on Friday. He was 49. “He was admitted to Royapettah Government Hospital on Wednesday after he fell unconscious due to high diabetes in his house. On Thursday, he slipped into coma and never regained consciousness. He passed away this evening,” said a source.

Chitti Babu underwent a bypass surgery recently. “Even though he worked in a few films in the last two years, he couldn’t work as actively as before because of the bypass surgery,” the source added.

He started his career as a television anchor of a comedy show. In 2002, he made his cinematic debut with Tamil romantic-drama Five Star.

He has starred in films such as Ottran, Dhool and Sivakasi. His last film Madha Gadha Raja is awaiting release. Chitti Babu is survived by his wife and son.