Thiruvananthapuram: Actress and musician R Subbalakshmi passed away. She was 87 years old.
She died in Thiruvananthapuram due to old age related illness. She gained attention for her role as a grandmother.
She was active in art since childhood. Worked in All India Radio in 1951.
She was the first woman composer of All India Radio in South India.
She entered the film industry with the film Nandanam.
She has acted in about 70 Malayalam films including Kalyanaraman, Pandipada, CID Musa, Sound Thoma, Koothara, Pranaya Katha, Seetha Kalyanam, One, Rani Padmini.