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Telugu Superstar Krishna no more

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Hyderabad: Superstar of Telugu filmdom Krishna passed away on Tuesday at around 4 am. He was 79.

On November 14, Krishna suffered a massive cardiac arrest and was rushed to the hospital in an unconscious state. He was revived after 20 minutes of CPR.

His wife Indira Devi died recently in September. While their elder son Ramesh Babu passed away in January.

He is survived by four children including Superstar of Tollywood Mahesh Babu.

Ghattamaneni Siva Rama Krishna Murthy better known as Krishna was born to Ghattamaneni Raghavayya Chowdary and Nagaratnamma couple on May 31, 1943.

Popularly known as Krishna, he predominantly worked in Telugu cinemas and acted in over 350 films. 

Krishna was married to Indira Devi and later to Vijaya Nirmala. Vijaya Nirmala passed away in 2019. 

His film Pandanti Kapuram, won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in 1972. Some of his best films include Alluri Seetharama Raju, Simhasanam, Gudachari 116, James Bond 777, Mugguru Kodukulu and Anna Thammudu, among others.

Krishna also ventured into politics and bid goodbye to it in 2012. Krishna was one of the highest paid actors during his time.

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