Known for her finesse in portraying a variety of roles, the 58-year-old bid adieu to films nearly five years ago. She was on dialysis after a recent kidney failure. Sujatha is said to have undergone a pacemaker-fitting surgery at a private hospital in the city last month, from which she did not completely recover.
She is survived by husband Jayakar, a businessman, and children Sajith and Divya. The final rites are expected to be held on Thursday.