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Veteran Telugu actor Krishna, Mahesh Babu’s Father, passes away at 80

Veteran Tollywood star Krishna, whose full name is Ghattamnaneni Siva Rama Krishna Murthy died on Tuesday in Hyderabad. He was 80. Krishna was also the father of popular actor Mahesh Babu.

Soon after his death, directors and actors from the film industry expressed grief and their condolences. On the other hand, Twitter is going on trends with condolences in the name of superstar Krishna who was a popular star in the film industry.

Superstar Rajnikanth gave heartfelt condolences to the family and said that the demise of Krishna Garu is a great loss to the Telugu film industry.

“The demise of Krishna garu is a great loss to the Telugu film industry … working with him in 3 films are memories i will always cherish. My heartfelt condolences to his family …may his soul rest in peace @urstrulyMahesh,” Rajnikanth tweeted.

Actor Kamal Haasan tweeted, “An icon of Telugu cinema Krishna gaaru is no more, an era ends with his demise. I wish to share the grief of brother @urstrulyMahesh who has to bear this third emotional trauma of losing a mother, brother and now his father. My deepest condolence dear Mahesh gaaru (sic).”

Taking to Twitter, actor Nikhil Siddhartha shared a post. He wrote, “This is Heart Breaking. Our SUPERSTAR KRISHNA Garu is no more. Legend Icon and Inspiration for Generations …. We will all Miss You sir . Praying for strength to the family @ManjulaOfficial, @urstrulyMahesh sir. May god be with you in this Testing time (sic).”

Krishna was a former actor, director, and producer known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema. In a film career spanning five decades, he starred in more than 350 films. Krishna debuted as a lead actor with the 1965 film Thene Manasulu and went on to star in films such as Sakshi, Pandanti Kapuram, Gudachari 116, James Bond 777, Agent Gopi among many others. He was honored with the Padma Bhushan in 2009.

His wife and Mahesh Babu's mother Indira Devi died in September this year. His elder son Ramesh Babu died in January.

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