RIP Nandamuri Harikrishna: Jr NTR in hospital; Mahesh Babu, Nagarjuna, others shocked

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Several Tollywood stars took to Twitter to express their shock and grief, conveying their condolences to the family.

Jr NTR and Kalyanaram in hospital; Nandamuri Harikrishna with Nagarjuna in ‘Seetharama Raju.’

Hyderabad: The untimely demise of Nandamuri Harikrishna in a car accident early on Wednesday has shocked the Telugu film fraternity.

His sons, both popular actors, Taraka aka Jr NTR and KalyanRam were seen at the Kamineni hospital in Narkatpally, in pictures that were shared by fan clubs on Twitter.

Nagarjuna, who turned a year older on Wednesday, shared a still from ‘Seetharama Raju’, one of the late actor-politician’s famous films.

In his part-Telugu and part-English tweet, Nagarjuna shared grief of his 'void' and revealed how Harikrishna asked his ‘younger brother’ to catch up soon as they hadn’t met for long.

His sons Ram Charan and Akhil Akkineni and other stars from Tollywood, like Mahesh Babu, Allu Arjun, Allu Sirish, Rana Daggubati, Nani, Kajal Aggarwal, Rakul Preet Singh, Gautami, Varun Tej, Sai Dharam Tej, Lakshmi Manchu, Adivi Sesh, Mohan Babu, and many others poured their hearts out about being saddened and shocked on hearing the news and lent solidarity to the family, offering prayers for the departed soul to rest in peace.

Nandamuri Harikrishna, who would’ve turned 62 in September, was driving his car on the Nalgonda Highway around 6.30 am when it hit the divider and flipped over, causing severe head and chest injuries.

‘Tatamma Kala’ (1974), ‘Ram Raheem’ (1974), ‘Daana Veera Shura Karna’ (1977), ‘Sri Ramulayya’ (1998), ‘Laahiri Laahiri Laahirilo’ (2002) and ‘Seetayya’ (2003) were some of his other notable films.

He was mainly known for his work as politician, playing a part in the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) coup in the ‘90s and has also held positions of Member of Parliament and also the minister portfolio in brother-in-law and current Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu’s government then.