Hyderabad: Actor Ghattamaneni Ramesh Babu, elder brother of Telugu film star Mahesh Babu and son of vetaran G. Krishna, died on Saturday. He was 56.
Ramesh Babu was unwell for some time, and on Saturday evening, his health suddenly deteriorated following which his family rushed him to a hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.
"It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved Ghattamaneni Ramesh Babu garu. He will continue to live in our hearts forever," GMB Entertainment, the official twitter handle of Mahesh Babu Entertainment said on Saturday night.
It the light of current circumstances, the family members requested the well-wishers to adhere to COVID-19 norms and avoid gatherings at the cremation venue, the tweet added.
Actor Chiranjeevi condoled the actor's demise. "Shocked and deeply saddened by the demise of Shri G Ramesh babu. My heartfelt condolences to Shri Krishna garu, @urstrulyMahesh and all the family members. May the Almighty give strength to the family to cope with the tragic loss," he tweeted.
Ramesh Babu acted in several films, starting his career in 1974 as a child actor with his father Krishna in the movie Alluri Sitarama Raju. Among his other films were Pachcha Toranam, Samrat, Mugguru Kodukulu, Chinni Krishnudu, Bazar Rowdy, Black Tiger, Kaliyuga Abhimandyudu.
Ramesh Babus’ last film was Encounter, in 1977, in which he was cast along with his father. In all, he acted in 17 movies....