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Veteran Telugu actor and father of Mahesh Babu, Krishna passed away due to a brain hemorrhage in the early hours of Tuesday at a Hyderabad hospital. He was 80.

He was being treated by a multi-disciplinary team of doctors following the cardiac arrest. The actor passed away at 4 am on Tuesday, news agency ANI reported citing hospital sources.

Krishna, whose full name is Ghattamnaneni Siva Rama Krishna Murthy, was undergoing treatment at Continental Hospital in Hyderabad.

The doctors immediately performed a CPR, resuscitated him within 20 minutes and shifted him to the ICU for treatment & observation. As per the Doctors Health Bulletin On Monday evening G.Krishna health condition was critical and has been put on a ventilator

Soon after his death, tributes started pouring in. Directors and actors from the fraternity also expressed grief and expressed their condolences.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy took to twitter and wrote, “Krishna Garu is a Telugu superstar. He is Alluri... He is our James Bond. As a man of heart in real life as well, who earned distinction for himself in the film industry, his death is a great loss for Telugu film industry and Telugu people. May God give strength to Mahesh and Krishnagari's family in this difficult time."

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."


Actor Chiranjeevi also shared a heartfelt note in Telugu.

Krishna, had begun his career in the early 1960s and acted in about 350 films. Known for his good-nature and courageous decisions, Krishna earned ever-lasting fame with his portrayal of the role of Alluri Sitarama Raju, a legendary freedom fighter in coastal Andhra Pradesh.

Meanwhile, the year 2022 has not been a great for Mahesh Babu. In January, he lost his elder brother Ramesh Babu and in September, he lost his mother Indira Devi.

(With inputs from ANI)

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