Telugu cinema veteran actor Uppalapati Venkata Krishnam Raju, known popularly as Krishnam Raju passed away at the age of 82 in Hyderabad on the morning of September 11. Krishnam Raju was cremated with state honors near here on Monday. Family members, friends, Tollywood celebrities and fans bid tearful adieu to Raju, who was popular as the 'rebel' star. The last rites were performed in his farmhouse at Moinabad near Hyderabad. Several artists and filmmakers like Ram Charan, SS Rajamouli, Ravi Teja, Mahesh Babu and others have remembered Raju's contribution to cinema and expressed their grief over the loss.
Krishnam is the uncle of the Baahubali star Prabhas, and his fans are heartbroken to see him emotionally vulnerable. Prabhas was spotted during the last rites of Raju, and he had an emotional breakdown over his uncle's demise. The video and photos of Prabhas is going viral. In one of the videos, Prabhas was consoling his cousin's sister. In another video, we can Prabhas be wiping off his tears while interacting with others. These visuals are saddening, and one really feels for Prabhas.
RRR star Jr NTR and Mahesh Babu were also emotional at Raju's final journey, and netizens expressed gratitude towards him as well. His various friends, fans and celebrities pay him tribute.
Uppalapati Venkata Krishnam Raju has worked in several film in his career. He is one of the renowned faces in the Tollywood industry. He has appeared in Jeevana Tarangalu, Mana Voori Pandavulu, Antima Theerpu, Amara Deepam, Tandra Paprayudu, and Palnati Pourusham