Actor Krishna passed away: Telugu actor Mahesh Babu’s father and veteran Tollywood star Krishna passed away. Soon after the news came out, the film fraternity took to social media to pay tribute to the star. The veteran actor, whose full name is Ghattamanneni Siva Rama Krishna Murthy, turned 79 in May this year.
The yesteryear superstar was said to be in depression after the death of his wife Indira Devi in September. In January he lost his elder son Ramesh Babu.
As the news about Krishna’s death spread, tributes poured in from all over. Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N Chandrababu Naidu has expressed grief over the death of Krishna. He posted a throwback picture of himself with superstar Krishna on his Twitter account. Describing it as the end of a film era, the politician expressed his condolences saying that it has been a difficult year for Mahesh Babu.
Director-producer M S Raju wrote, “Can’t believe this… My deepest condolences to the entire family.. May your soul rest in peace sir.. @ItsActorNaresh.. @urstrulyMahesh.”
Actor Nikhil Siddharth also prayed for strength for the family. “This is heartbreaking. Our Superstar Krishna garu is no more. Legend.. Icon and inspiration for generations…. We all will miss you sir. Prayers of strength to the family.. @ManjulaOfficial.. @urstrulyMahesh sir May God be with you in this testing time.”
In a career spanning five decades, Krishna acted in over 350 films. He started his career in the early 1960s. In 2009, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan for his contribution to Indian cinema. Known for his good nature and courageous decisions, Krishna earned everlasting fame with his role as Alluri Seetharama Raju, a renowned freedom fighter in coastal Andhra Pradesh.