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Superstar Krishna passes away: South legends S.S. Rajamouli, Kamal Haasan, Nagarjuna, and others mourn the loss

The Telugu Cinema stalwart's five-decade-long acting career saw him rub shoulders with actors, filmmakers, producers, and technicians of various age groups and sensibilities.

Superstar Krishna passes away: South legends S.S. Rajamouli, Kamal Haasan, Nagarjuna, and others mourn the loss
South Indian celebrities on Superstar Krishna
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Last Updated: 07.11 AM, Nov 15, 2022

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Celebrity reactions have been pouring in ever since the news of legendary actor Krishna's tragic death broke out earlier today, on November 15. The Telugu Cinema stalwart's five-decade-long acting career saw him rub shoulders with actors, filmmakers, producers, and technicians of various age groups and sensibilities and as a result, many have taken to social media to highlight his impeccable legacy and mourn the loss.

Major south Indian superstars like Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Akkineni Nagarjuna, Allu Arjun, and others were among the mourners who shared their respective thoughts on Superstar Krishna's demise and condoled with his family via social media. From Jailer actor Rajinikanth's endearing note about his three on-screen collaborations with Krishna to RRR director S.S. Rajamouli acknowledging the veteran's passion for newer technologies in cinema, tributes have come in from all corners with great ardour.

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"Extremely saddened to hear about the sudden demise of Superstar Krishna Garu. Krishna garu's contribution to the telugu film field as an actor in 300+ films, director, and producer are well known. What sets him apart from the rest is his love and passion for newer technologies," wrote filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli in his tweet.

Quite truly, Krishna is known to be a pioneer in Telugu cinema who produced many technological marvels under his home banner of Padmalaya Studios. Be it the first cinemascope film in Telugu - Alluri Seetharama Raju (1974) - or the very first Telugu film to feature the revolutionary DTS technology (Telugu Veera Levara (1995)), Krishna was a visionary in several aspects.

Superstar Rajinikanth, who worked with Krishna on three different occasions in the late 1970s and early 80s, wrote that he will forever cherish the experience of working with him.

Vikram actor Kamal Haasan wrote a compassionate note for fellow actor Mahesh Babu and said that he wishes to share the grief of losing a brother, mother, and now his father. 

Mahesh Babu's brother Ramesh Babu died earlier this year in January with his mother and superstar Krishna's first wife, Indira Devi, passing away on September 28 of 2022.

Telugu superstar and Pushpa: The Rule actor Allu Arjun called Krishna 'a true Superstar by all means' before passing on his condolences to the bereaved family, well wishers, and fans.

National award-winning Tamil actor Suriya shared a few words of comfort with Mahesh Babu for having endured a rather tough year so-far. "It’s been a tough year for you brother.. We are with you!" wrote Suriya in his tweet.

"The original cowboy of Telugu films," wrote Akkineni Nagarjuna who shared a lovely throwback picture of him and superstar Krishna. The two have worked in films like Varasudu and Ramudochadu in the 1990s.

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