Early on Sunday morning in Hyderabad, UV Krishnam Raju, a prominent Telugu actor and former Union Minister known as the “Rebel Star,” passed away.
Prabhas’ uncle, Krishnam Raju, was the first actor to serve as a Union Minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee administration.
He entered the show business in 1966 with the Telugu film “Chilaka Gorinka,” which K. Pratyagatma both produced and directed. In his career, Raju worked on more than 180 movies.
The Governor of Andhra Pradesh, Biswabhusan Harichandan, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, and others expressed their condolences on social media.
“Shocked by the demise of legendary actor and former MP, Krishnam Raju garu. He will be remembered for his excellent performances in several Telugu films. He had a wonderful and magnanimous personality. My condolences to Prabhas, his entire family and admirers. Om Shanti,” posted Rajnath Singh on Twitter.
Twitter has been flooded with condolences from across the country.
Netizens are also extending warm condolences to the deceased’s nephew, Prabhas.
A user wrote, “Big loss to #Prabhas. His bonding with #KrishnamRaju garu was very strong. #RIPKRISHNAMRAJUGARU.”
Another user Tweeted, “We are all with You @PrabhasRaju #RIPKRISHNAMRAJUGARU #KrishanamRaju #Prabas.”