Akkineni Nageswara Rao Passed Away: ANR Died of Cancer in Hyderabad

Akkineni Nageswara Rao

Akkineni Nageswara Rao Passed Away: ANR Died of Cancer in Care Hospital, Hyderabad

The legendary actor of Telugu film industry Akkineni Nageswara Rao died battling cancer today.  ANR’s condition worsened at around 2.10 am today and was taken to Care hospital for treatment.  He breathed his last in the hospital at 2.45 am.  He was 91.

Hyderabad: Another tragedy struck Tollywood film industry.  The news of young hero Uday Kiran is not digested by many people yet and here is another shocking news.  Veteran actor Akkineni Nageshwara Rao died of cancer today.  He is 91 years.  he died in Care hospital, Hyderabad.  He is survived by three daughters and two sons.

Akkineni Nageshwara Rao, better known as ANR to Andhra Pradesh people was born on September 20, 1924 in Venkata Raghavapuram in Krishna district.  He was awarded Padma Bhushan in 1988.  He also received Padma Sree and Raghupati Venkaiah awards earlier. He is presently acting in Manam movie which is in its shooting stage.  Nagarjuna and Naga Chaitanya are also acting in the movie. He was suffering from cancer since few days.  his condition became worse at 2.10 am today and he was shifted to Care hospital. He was treated for ten minutes but breathed his last at around 2.45 am.  Care hospital doctors confirmed his death.  His body was shifted to his residence.  At around 9.00 am his mortal remains will be taken to the Annapurna Studio.

 Akkineni Nageswara Rao is one of the first generation actors in Telugu.  His first movie Dharmapatni was released in 1941. He acted in nearly 256 films. He also acted in some Hindi films which include many mythological and folk films.  He worked hard for the shifting of Telugu film industry to come to Hyderabad.   He received three Filmfare awards.    He won state government Nandi Awards for Bangaru Kutumbam and Megha Sandesam films.  He was the first actor to play double role in Telugu.

 Akkineni Nageswara Rao’s career started on stage. He played female roles also on stage.  He acted in his first film Darmapatni which was released in 1941.  From then he played many types of roles.  He and Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao better known as NTR were considered the two eyes of Telugu film industry.  Both the actors continued as top heroes in their generation.     Some of his hit films are Tenali Rama Krishna, Devdas, Maya Bazaar, Missamma, Muga Manasulu, Dr. Chakravarthi, Dasara Bullodu, Prem Nagar, Premabhishekam, Seetaramayyagari Manavaralu and the list is very long.