Telangana: Telugu Desam Party (TDP) founder NT Rama Rao’s son and Tollywood star Nandamuri Harikrishna (61) died in a road accident near Anneparthi in Nalgonda district of Telangana in the wee hours of Wednesday. Two others also sustained injuries in the mishap.
According to reports, Nandamuri and two others were travelling in a car when the vehicle overturned near Anneparthi. Nandamuri was driving the car and heading to Kavali in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh to attend a marriage of a fan when the tragedy struck.
He was rushed to Kamineni Hospital on the outskirts of Hyderabad, where he was declared dead at 7.30 am.
He is survived by his wife, daughter Sushasini and sons-Kalyan Ram and Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao. Harikrishna was the fourth son of late Andhra Pradesh chief minister and TDP founder Rama Rao. He was a member of the TDP politburo and brother-in-law of TDP president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu.
Harikrishna was an actor and had acted in several Telugu movies. His sons, Kalyan and Taraka Rama Rao, popularly known as Junior NTR are also famous Telugu stars. He had also served as a minister in Chandrababu Naidu’s cabinet in the late 1990s.
Vice president M Venkaiah Naidu expressed grief over the death of Harikrishna. “As a popular actor, he has entertained the Telugu audience. As a parliamentarian, he was very upright and expressed his opinions frankly. My condolences to his family, well-wishers and followers at this time of grief,” Naidu said in a tweet.