Tollywood and Telugu states mourn ‘first spy hero’ Ghattamaneni Krishna

The film fraternity and people from various walks of life termed Superstar Krishna's demise the end of an era.

BySouth First Desk

Published Nov 15, 2022 | 10:43 AM Updated Nov 15, 2022 | 12:39 PM

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On Tuesday morning, 15 November, the Telugu film industry woke up to the sad news of superstar Ghattamaneni Krishna’s demise.

He was admitted to a hospital in the early hours of Monday after he had suffered a cardiac arrest. He was on a ventilator after he was detected with multiple-organ failure and was undergoing dialysis.

Soon after the news of the demise broke, the film fraternity (including other industries) and people from various walks of life took to social media to offer their condolences to Krishna’s actor-son Mahesh Babu and other family members.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi were among those condoled the death of the 79-year-old veteran actor.

Mahesh Babu had lost his actor-brother Ramesh Babu on 8 January and his mother Indira Devi on 28 September.

A few termed Krishna’s death ‘the end of an era.’ Some remembered him as the first spy hero and others recalled the superstar’s valuable contribution to the entertainment industry: