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Shah Rukh Khan, Ashutosh Gowariker pay tribute to Kishori Ballal, Swades's Kaveri Amma

She passed away due to old age issues at the age of 82 on Tuesday, 18 February. 

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Veteran actress Kishori Ballal passed away on Tuesday, 18 February in Bengaluru due to old age. She was 82.  

Ballal was best known for her act in Ashutosh Gowariker’s Swades (2004) where she played Kaveri Amma. Her performance in the film had moved many. 

Gowariker expressed his condolences to Ballal on his official Twitter page where he wrote, “HEARTBROKEN! Terribly sad about the passing away of Kishori Ballal ji!! Kishori ji... you will be remembered for your generously kind, warm and affable persona! And your unforgettable performance as Kaveri Amma in Swades !! You will surely be missed!!”

Ballal played the foster moster who raises Shah Rukh Khan’s character, Mohan, in Swades. Khan also paid tribute to her and revealed that she was against his practice of smoking. “May her soul rest in peace. Kishori ‘Amma’ will be sorely missed. Especially how she used to reprimand me for smoking. May Allah look after her,” he wrote on his official Twitter page. 

Ballal majorly worked in Kannada films in a career spanning 15 years. She also acted in many Kannada television serials. 

She also acted in other Hindi films like Quick Gun Murugun (2009) and Aiyya (2012) along with the Marathi film Carry On Maratha (2015).