Legendary Telugu actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao passes away

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January 22, 2014

The Telugu film legend acted in 256 films spanning social, romantic and mythological themes.

Veteran actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao.

Hyderabad: Legendary actor of Telugu film industry, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, passed away early on Wednesday morning. ANR, as he is fondly called, was suffering from cancer.

January 22, 2014

The Telugu film legend acted in 256 films spanning social, romantic and mythological themes.

Veteran actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao.

Hyderabad: Legendary actor of Telugu film industry, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, passed away early on Wednesday morning. ANR, as he is fondly called, was suffering from cancer.

His condition worsened at around 2.10 am on Wednesday following which he was taken to Care hospital, where he breathed his last at 2.45 am. He was 91.

Nagershwar Rao is the father of popular actor Nagarjuna. He was awarded Padma Bhushan in 1988.

His body has been shifted to his residence. His last rites will be performed after his body is kept for fans to pay respects at the Annapurna Studio in Hyderabad.

Rao has acted in nearly 256 films. He and NT Rama Rao were considered the two key Telugu actors of their era.


Courtesy: PTI

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