Legendary actress Savitri died on 26th December 1981, at the age of 45 and after being in a coma for 19 months. She had been an alcoholic for many years, having begun drinking heavily in 1969, developed diabetes and high blood pressure. For an actress of her calibre, her death was sad for many. However, she was honoured by thousands of her fans, during the funeral procession. They revere her even to this day. Savithri's biopic has brought back the memories of the great actress.