According to Ashwath's son Shankar, the blood circulation to his brain was very slow, which disabled many parts of his body. "Ashwath is not able to recognise anyone. If we go close to his ear and speak, he will respond a little," says Shankar.
The senior Kannada actor, who has acted in 272 movies, has stopped acting due to his deteriorating health condition and has been staying at his Sarswatipuram Nivas in Mysore. Recently, his family members had taken him around the Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Ganga Ghats in a wheelchair.
Meanwhile, Karnataka state government has come forward to bear his medical expenses. Dr. Jayamala, the President of KFCC, has also announced to Rs. 1 lakh help for him. Thanks to the Govt and KFCC. Let us hope KS Ashwath will get well soon.
Senior Kannada actor KS Ashwath, 85, is now responding well to the medicine and will be soon back to normalcy, say sources at Basappa Memorial Hospital Mysore. The 'Chamayya Mestru' of the movie Nagarahavu has been ailing for a long time and was admitted to ICU on Wednesday after he suffered blood circulation problem.