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‘Superstar’ Krishna dies, tributes pour in from celebs, fans


V eteran actor Krishna, known in the Telugu film industry as ‘Superstar’, died on Tuesday in Hyderabad, a day after he suffered a heart attack and was hospitalis­ed. The Telugu film industry has been in grief after the news broke. Several stars such as Chiranjeev­i, Allu Arjun and Vijay Deverakond­a, among others, visited Krishna’s son, actor Mahesh Babu to offer condolence­s.

Veteran actor Rajinikant­h took to Twitter to pay his tribute. He wrote, “The demise of Krishna garu is a great loss to the Telugu film industry … working with him in 3 films are memories i will always cherish. My heartfelt condolence­s to his family …may his soul rest in peace (sic).”

Deverakond­a tweeted, “Less than a month ago I met a sweet man, held his hand while he spoke to me about watching me on TV and his fondness - he only knew me as Deverakond­a.. A

SuperStar that my parents loved and enjoyed watching on screen, he left in peace (sic).”

Actor Ram Charan shared, “Heartbroke­n to hear that Superstar Krishna Garu is no more. He was a legend whose journey will be remembered forever . My heartfelt condolence­s to my brother @urstrulyMa­hesh, his family and millions of fans (sic).”

His family issued a statement: “It is with the deepest grief that we inform you of the passing of our dearest Krishna garu. He was a superstar in so many ways beyond the movie screen... guided by love, humility and compassion.”

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Krishna with son Mahesh Babu

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