Actress Sukumari passes away

Chennai: Ailing actress Sukumari died at a private hospital here following cardiac arrest, hospital sources said.

The 75 year-old veteran star of Tamil and Malayalam cinema was admitted to the hospital for burn injuries that she suffered a month ago.

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, who had acted with Sukumari in some films, had visited her in the hospital a few days back.

Recipient of the prestigious Padma Shri award in 2003, Sukumari appeared in over 1000 films.