New Delhi: Telugu superstar Krishna left for his heavenly abode on November 15, 2022. The veteran actor’s death comes as a huge loss for the Indian film industry. Krishna, whose full name was Ghattamaneni Siva Rama Krishna Murthy, turned 79 in May this year. The superstar of yesteryears was reported to be depressed since the death of his wife Indira Devi in September. She had been suffering from a prolonged illness. In January, he lost his elder son Ramesh Babu.
From Chiranjeevi to Allu Arjun and Vijay Deverakonda, several popular celebrities of the Telugu film industry, attended the prayer meet to pay their last respects to the legendary actor and offer condolences to his son, Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu. Chiranjeevi, Nani and others also took to their social media handles to pay tribute to the Padma Bhushan awardee.
On Wednesday, Krishna’s daughter Manjula Ghattamaneni also took to her social media handle to pay tribute to her father with an emotional note. She wrote, “Dearest Nana,
You are a superstar to the world and for us, at home, you are a loving, simple father who is always there for us, no matter what. Even in your hectic schedules, you made it a point to be there for us, giving us all that we need.
You never gave us any lectures on how to live life. You taught us through your actions. Your simplicity, gentleness, wisdom, discipline, punctuality and generosity are unparalleled. Your legacy and immense contribution to cinema continue to live forever.”
Manjula further continued, “You are my strength, you are my backbone and you are my hero. Your love is an endless ocean. You gave us everything we need even when we didn’t know we needed it.”
Expressing her deep love for her father, she concluded her note with, “I already miss you terribly. I miss our 11 am calls, lunches and conversations. I don’t think I can ever come to terms with your loss.Love you forever Nana ❤”
See Manjula Ghattamaneni’s post here:
In a career spanning five decades, Krishna acted in more than 350 films. In 2009, he was honoured with the Padma Bhushan for his contributions to Indian cinema. Considered as one of the first superstars of Telugu Cinema, Krishna was last seen on screen in the 2016 Telugu film, ‘Sri Sri’.
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