Kannada audience have seen veteran actress Shanthamma, who usually plays supporting role (mother or grandmother) in films. The actress made headlines, when she attended the Janatha Darshana Program, which was organised by Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.
Shanthamma, who attended the program, requested Siddaramaiah to help her to give a proper treatment for her children, who are suffering from deadly disease cancer. It is said that the actress is blessed with two children, and both of them are suffering from cancer for which she has spent more than Rs 10 lakhs for the treatment till now.
Shanthamma said, "My two children - Rajendra and Suma are affected by cancer, and my grand son is physically challenged (dumb and deaf). I have spent lot of money for their treatment, so now it's very hard for me to spend. So, I came here to seek the help of Siddarammaiah."
This news, which spread like a wildfire on News channels, alerted Kannada actor Duniya Vijay and actress Radhika Kumaraswamy, who rushed to help Shanthamma. It is reported that Shanthamma requested Siddarammaiah to help her and release some grants from Chief Minister relief fund, which would be very helpful to her.
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