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PM condoles demise of Veteran telugu actor Krishnam Raju

"Saddened by the passing away of Shri UV Krishnam Raju Garu,” PM Modi said, adding that the coming generations will remember his cinematic brilliance and creativity.

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed deep grief over the demise of Veteran telugu cinematic personality, UV Krishnam Raju Garu. Also known as Krishnam Raju died on Sunday morning at the age of 83.

“Saddened by the passing away of Shri UV Krishnam Raju Garu,” PM Modi tweeted.

The coming generations will remember his cinematic brilliance and creativity. He was also at the forefront of community service and made a mark as a political leader. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti, he added.

Also known as Rebel Star, Raju had a successful career in both politics and the film industry. The actor has been battling several health conditions and breathed his last in Hyderabad.

Who was Krishnam Raju?

Uppalapati Venkata Krishnam Raju was born in Mogalthur, Andhra Pradesh’s West Godavari district in 1940. He spent some time working as a journalist after finishing his education. Later, in 1966, he made his lead acting debut in the movie “Chilaka Gorinka.” He is also well known for his negative roles.

During the administration of the late and former Prime Minister Vajpayee, he also entered politics and held the position of Union Minister.

Tributes to Raju

Telugu cinema actor Mahesh Babu wrote: Shocked to learn that Krishnam Raju garu is no more… A very sad day for me and the entire industry. His life, his work and his immense contribution to cinema will always be remembered. My deepest condolences to Prabhas and the entire family during this difficult time.

Extremely saddened to learn about the sudden passing of Krishnam Raju garu. His contribution to the film industry was immense. My deepest condolences to his family, friends & fans . May his soul rest in peace, wrote actor Allu Arjun.

Actor N. T. Rama Rao Jr. said: Deeply saddened by Krishnam Raju Garu’s passing away. I extend my heartfelt condolences to his family. May his soul rest in peace…

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