The 79-year-old actor/filmmaker breathed his last in the wee hours of November 15 (Tuesday) at a private hospital in Hyderabad.
Last Updated: 04.43 AM, Nov 15, 2022
Legendary Telugu actor Krishna's death has cast a vast shadow of grief on millions. As one of the most celebrated and successful actors of his time, Krishna carried the 'superstar' tag with great nonchalance and grace during his almost five-decade-long career in cinema. So, in light of his sad passing, several have taken to social media to pay their tributes and honour his legacy. Trends such as '#RIPLegend', '#SuperstarKrishna', and '#MaheshBabu' have gained traction on Twitter since the news of his death broke out.
Megastar Chiranjeevi was among the first ones to express his agony as penned a thoughtful note in memory of Superstar Krishna. "A large-hearted man who was synonymous with courage and adventure," wrote the Waltair Veerayya actor in his note before going on to say that Krishna remained unparalleled as an artist in all of Indian cinema. Chiranjeevi and Krishna have worked in films like Kotta Alludu (1979), Kottapeda Rowdy (1980), and Thodu Dongalu (1981).
Popular actor and film producer Nani condoled with Krishna's family and added that the veteran actor's extended family includes every fan of Telugu cinema, including himself.
Senior actor Radhikaa Sarathkumar, who has previously worked with superstar Krishna, shared an endearing still from their collaboration and termed him "a great man who made a mark".
"Deeply saddened on the passing of #KrishnaGaru a man who made a great mark as a #SuperStarKrishna . May his soul #RIPKrishnaGaru . My condolences to @urstrulyMahesh (Mahesh Babu) and family in these trying times🙏🙏🙏," she wrote in her tweet.
Ravi Teja, who shared the screen space with Superstar Krishna in the 2008 film Baladoor (one of Krishna's final outings), said that it was a pleasure to have worked with the legendary actor and a privilege to have known him personally.
Telugu actor Manchu Manoj mourned the loss and said that he is devastated by the terrible news. "Recently Indira Devi garu and now Our very own #SuperStarKrishna Garu Is No More. Devastated with this terrible news. Strength to @urstrulyMahesh (Mahesh Babu) Anna and family in these tough times. #SuperStarKrishna garu Lives on 🙏🏼 OM shanthi," wrote the Vedam actor.
Krishna's first wife and mother of actors Mahesh Babu and Ramesh Babu and film producer Manjula Ghattamaneni, Indira Devi, succumbed to an illness on September 28, 2022. Tributes came pouring in from Chiranjeevi, RRR actor Jr. NTR, and several others.
Telanaga cabinet minister K.T. Rama Rao, Minister of Health & Family Welfare and Medical Education in Karnataka, Dr. Sudhakar K, and others too shared their tributes via social media.