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.
చాలా రోజులు ఐయింది నిన్ను చూసి, కలవాలి తమ్ముడు..that’s what he said a few weeks ago and now he is gone.all I feel is a void,I will miss you Anna!!!! pic.twitter.com/T9epx3ZEEk— Nagarjuna Akkineni (@iamnagarjuna) August 29, 2018
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.
Deepest condolences to the Nandamuri family. To my brother @tarak9999 ! Can’t imagine what they are going through. Strength to the whole family. May his soul rest in peace. #NandamuriHarikrishna pic.twitter.com/4IOgFDbdGt— Akhil Akkineni (@AkhilAkkineni8) August 29, 2018
Deeply saddened by the news of Harikrishna garu's untimely demise. May his soul rest in peace. Strength and love to my brother @tarak9999 and his entire family in this time of grief.— Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) August 29, 2018
I am out of country & just Heard the Bad ! Very very shocking ... Heartfelt Condolences to the entire Nandamuri Family , Near & Dear ones . @NANDAMURIKALYAN & @tarak9999 . Condolence Brother . RIP ! #RIPHarikrishnaGaru pic.twitter.com/7pXUIaGj47— Allu Arjun (@alluarjun) August 29, 2018
Extremely saddened to hear about the sudden demise of Shri Nandamuri Harikrishna. My condolences to Balakrishna garu, Tarak, Kalyan Ram & the whole Nandamuri family. Rest in peace, Sir.— Allu Sirish (@AlluSirish) August 29, 2018
Shocked to know about the sudden demise of Harikrishna gaaru ..never got to meet him in person but it feels like I always knew him. My deepest condolences and strength to the family. This is really sad.— Nani (@NameisNani) August 29, 2018
Rest in peace Sir
Really sorry to hear the news.— Kajal Aggarwal (@MsKajalAggarwal) August 29, 2018
Strength to Tarak, Kalyan Ram and the family to withstand this tragic moment. Rest in peace Harikrishna garu.
Shocked to hear about Sri Harikrishna garu’s demise in a tragic road accident !! He shall always be fondly remembered ! Strength to the family ! RIP sir ..— Rakul Preet (@Rakulpreet) August 29, 2018
Shocked at the tragic passing of Shri Nandamuri Harikrishna garu. My deepest condolences to his family & loved ones and may God give them strength to face this loss. I offer my prayers for his soul to Rest in Peace— Gautami (@gautamitads) August 29, 2018
Sudden demise of Harikrishna garu is really shocking.— Varun Tej Konidela (@IAmVarunTej) August 29, 2018
Strength and courage to his family to bear this loss.
My heart felt condolences..
Oh my God. Just Read about Sri Harikrishna garu. RIP sir. A true gentleman. Truly tragic.— Adivi Sesh (@AdiviSesh) August 29, 2018
I lost my brother Nandamuri HariKrishna today. There is nothing I can say more. A great loss.— Mohan Babu M (@themohanbabu) August 29, 2018
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.