Last Updated: November 16, 2022, 21:36 IST
Actor Krishna Funeral LIVE Updates: Krishna Ghattamaneni, Telugu superstar and actor Mahesh Babu’s father, was laid to rest with full state honours in Hyderabad today. Actor-producer Krishna passed away on Tuesday morning at the age of 79. South stars Allu Arjun, Prabhas, Vijay Deverakonda, Chiranjeevi, Rana Daggubati and Akhil Akkineni attended the last rites of the late Superstar.
Earlier on Tuesday, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao remembered Krishna’s services to the Telugu film industry for five decades as an actor, producer, director and head of a production company. Prime Minister Read More
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Mahesh Babu’s daughter Sitara Ghattamaneni took to Instagram and remembered her grandfather, actor Krishna. “Weekday lunch will never be the same again….. You taught me so many valuable things… always made me smile 😔 Now all that’s left is my memory of you. You’re my hero… I hope I can make you proud someday. I’ll miss you so much Thatha garu,” she wrote.
The team of Gopichand30 paid a tribute to actor Krishna on their sets in Kolkata. The pictures emerged online.
Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan offered her last respects to actor Krishna before the cremation.
— BA Raju's Team (@baraju_SuperHit) November 16, 2022
More visuals of Mahesh Babu from the funeral of his father, superstar Krishna.
Mahesh Babu with wife Namrata Shirodkar, son Sitara and daughter Gautham at father Krishna’s funeral.
BJP Telangana President Bandi Sanjay Kumar paid his last respects to superstar Krishna, offered his condolences to Mahesh Babu.
— Bandi Sanjay Kumar (@bandisanjay_bjp) November 16, 2022
Superstar Krishna, who played a wide variety of roles in his career, always wished to play and produce the biopic of Maratha warrior and King Shri Chatrapathi Sivaji. He had also said in interviews that he would like to host a talk show like Amitabh Bachchan’s Kaun Banega Crorepathi in Telugu, which currently airs as Meelo Yevaru Koteswarudu. He also said he wanted to act with his grandchildren on screen.
Noted evangelist KA Paul, founder of the Praja Shanti Party, was among those who paid their respects to Krishna. He also talked about his relationship with the late actor and about his greatness. Even though there will be many performers, Krishna Garu was a decent man who sought peace, according to K A Paul.
Superstar Krishna was cremated with full state honours on Wednesday afternoon in the presence of his family. Prabhas, Allu Arjun and Jr NTR among other celebrities attended the late actor’s last rites. The actor, whose film career spanned nearly five decades, had acted in more than 350 films in a variety of roles and was also awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2009 by the Government of India.
Krishna, Telugu superstar and Mahesh Babu’s father, was laid to rest in Hyderabad with full state honours.
Actor Mahesh Babu broke down into tears as he performed last rites of his father, Superstar Krishna.
Calling actor Krishna, a “true superstar and a real legend,” Varun Tej Konidela tweeted, “My deepest condolences to his family and fans… Om Shanti.”
Krishna garu was and will always be a true superstar.A pioneer and a real legend.
My deepest condolences to his family and fans.. Om Shanti 🙏 pic.twitter.com/1Vp1nC0Hui
— Varun Tej Konidela (@IAmVarunTej) November 15, 2022
Actress Shobhita Dhulipala said that she was “extremely saddened” to hear about the sudden loss of Superstar Krishna. She tweeted, “Your legacy will continue to remain through your brilliant and splendid work. Sending lots of positivity and love to @urstrulyMahesh and family during this very difficult period of time. #RIPSuperStarKrishnaGaru.”
Extremely saddened to hear of the sudden loss of Krishna Garu. Your legacy will continue to remain through your brilliant and splendid work. Sending lots of positivity and love to @urstrulyMahesh and family during this very difficult period of time. #RIPSuperStarKrishnaGaru 💔
— Sobhita Dhulipala (@sobhitaD) November 15, 2022
Fans have gathered for the last rites of Superstar Krishna, who passed away on Tuesday morning after reportedly suffering a cardiac arrest.
— ASHOK VEMULAPALLI (@ashuvemulapalli) November 16, 2022
Mahesh Babu was inconsolable after seeing his father and Superstar Krishna’s mortal remains. Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy comforted the actor in a heartbreaking photo which has gone viral on social media.
Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Chandrababu Naidu paid his last respects to Superstar Krishna.
TDP Chief #ChandrababuNaidu Garu paid his last respects to Legendary #SuperStarKrishna Garu 🙏💐#SuperStar #SuperStarKrishnagaru #KrishnaGaru #RIPSuperStarKrishnaGaru #MaheshBabu #Tollywood #Ram99Media pic.twitter.com/vrVKe7D3qr
— Ram99 Media (@Ram99media) November 16, 2022
Megastar Chiranjeevi arrives for Superstar Krishna’s last rites, which are currently underway at Mahaprasthanam crematorium in Hyderabad.
— శ్రీను గాడు చిరంజీవి ఫ్యాన్ (@PathinaSrinu) November 16, 2022
Krishna, whose real name was Ghattamaneni Sivarama Krishna, was known as a superstar in the Telugu film industry. He began his career in movies with blink-and-you-miss appearances in films such as Kula Gothralu (1961), Padandi Mundhuku (1962), and Paruvu Prathishta (1963). He was later cast in Thene Manasulu (1965) as one of the male leads. Krishna further established his identity as an actor, director, and film producer with films such as Mosagallagu Mosagadu, Alluri Sita Ramaraju, Goodhachari 116, among others.
The actor, whose film career spanned nearly five decades, had acted in more than 350 films in a variety of roles and was also awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2009 by the Government of India. His notable films also included Ooriki Monagaadu, Bangaaru Bhoomi, Kiraayi Kotigaadu, Adavi Simhaalu, Sakthi and Prajaarajyam. His son Mahesh Babu has continued his legacy forward by becoming one of the top league stars in the Telugu film industry.
Krishna was the father of actor Mahesh Babu, Padmavathi, Manjula and Priyadarshini. Krishna’s first wife Indira Devi passed away in September this year, while his elder son Ramesh Babu died in January. Krishna was said to have been deeply affected by these tragedies.
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