The entire nation woke up to the shocking news of veteran Telugu actor Uppalapati Krishnam Raju’s death on Sunday. The 83-year-old veteran actor is the uncle of Rebel star Prabhas. He is survived by his wife and three daughters.
His mortal remains were shifted to his residence after he died on Sunday at AIG Hospital. Many celebrities including Mahesh Babu, Chiranjeevi, and many others rushed to pay their last respects.
Meanwhile, Baahubali star Prabhas was inconsolable after receiving the news. The Saaho actor, who is usually very shy and does not show much emotion in the public, was seen breaking down even as he tried to stay calm and control his tears.
Now, several pictures and videos of the heart-breaking moment are doing rounds on social media. Fans also expressed grief and were heartbroken to see their favourite Baahubali in tears.
Watch the viral video here:
Megastar Chiranjeevi and Tollywood Prince Mahesh Babu were spotted consoling the Adipurush star. His close friend and actor Gopichand also stayed close to Prabhas and consoled him.
Jr. NTR, who also shares a close bond with Prabhas rushed to pay his tributes. Notably, Krishnam Raju has acted in more than 180 movies in his career spanning over five decades. He is remembered for his spectacular performances in movies like 'Amara Deepam', 'Sita Ramulu', 'Katakataala Rudraiah', to name a few.
He had shared screen space with Prabhas in his last movie 'Radhe Shyam'.
Apart from being a two-time Andhra Pradesh government's Nandi Award winner, Krishnam Raju won the Filmfare award in the Best Actor category for 'Tandra Paparayudu' in 1986. He was awarded the Filmfare South 'Lifetime Achievement' award in 2006.
Expressing grief over the untimely demise of veteran actor and former union minister, PM Narendra Modi, BJP's National Vice-President Baijayant Panda, and, other leaders posted condolences messages for the family members.