Telugu actor Thummala Narsimha Reddy aka TNR dies of Covid-19 complication, Nani mourns his demise
Actor Nani expressed his condolences on social media. He wrote, “Shocked to hear that TNR gaaru passed away .. have seen few of his interviews and he was the best when it came to his research and ability to get his guests to speak their heart out . Condolences and strength to the family.”
Expressing his condolences, producer Bandla Ganesh wrote, “Shocked to hear that my friend TNR passed away .. Condolences and strength to the family.”
Director Maruthi expressed his shock upon hearing the demise of TNR. On his Twitter page, he wrote, “Unbelievable and shocking. It’s very hard to digest and painful to know my friend TNR is no more. My deepest Condolences to their family. #corona show some mercy. We can’t take this any more.”
Calling TNR as a “soft spoken gentleman,” F3 director Anil Ravipudi tweeted, “It’s really Disturbing to hear that TNR’s sudden demise..He is such a soft spoken gentleman… We miss you sir.. #RIP. My deepest Condolences and strength to the family.” Manoj Manchu also remembered him and wrote, “Shocked to hear that renowned journalist, actor and a wonderful human being #TNR garu is no more. Rest in Peace sir #RIPTNR.”
Popular Telugu actor-comedian Jayaprakash Reddy dies
Well-known Telugu actor Jayaprakash Reddy, popular for playing both villain and comic roles in films such as Preminchukundam Raa, Samarasimha Reddy and Ready among others, died of a heart attack on Tuesday at his residence in Guntur. He was 74.
As per a report by TV 9, Jayaprakash collapsed in his bathroom on Tuesday morning and breathed his last. A theatre actor, Jayaprakash made his acting debut with Telugu film Brahmaputrudu. But it was not until the release of Venkatesh starrer Preminchukundam Raa, did he gain recognition for his potential.
Following the phenomenal response for his performance in Preminchukundam Raa, Jayaprakash continued playing villain roles for a few years. Some of his other memorable films in which he played the antagonist include Samarasimha Reddy, Jayam Manade Raa, Narasimha Naidu and Chennakesava Reddy.
He was also quite popular for his comic roles. Some of his best comic performances are from films such as Dhee, Ready, King, Krishna, Kick, Anajaneyulu and Naayak among others. His last on screen appearance was in Mahesh Babu’s latest release Sarileru Neekevvaru.
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Filmmaker Anil Ravipudi, who worked with Jayaprakash in Sarileru Neekevvaru, was shocked to learn about his demise.
“My travel with JP garu has always been special. He’s been a part of almost all my films. He treated me like one of his own and used to talk with lots of love. I will surely miss him dearly. Rest in peace sir. You are irreplaceable as an artist and person (sic),” Anil tweeted.
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Veteran Telugu actor Potti Veeraiah passes away in Hyderabad  |  Photo Credit: Twitter
- Potti Veeraiah essayed pivotal cameo roles in over 500 films
- Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao mourned the death of noted Telugu film comedian
- Veeraiah made his acting debut with Vittalacharya’s 1967 film Aggi Dora
Telugu actor Potti Veeraiah, who essayed pivotal cameo roles in over 500 films, passed away at a private hospital in Hyderabad. The actor, who suffered from dwarfism, died of a heart attack on Sunday at the age of 74. Veeraiah hailed from Phanigiri in the Suryapet district.
As per reports, the thespian had been suffering from health complications over the last few days and following a stroke, was admitted to a hospital, where, according to his family members, he passed away, The actor's last rites will reportedly take place today.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao mourned the death of a noted Telugu film comedian and conveyed his condolences to members of the bereaved family.
According to a report in ETimes, Veeraiah was always fascinated with theatre and films and aspiring to become an actor, landed in Chennai. In his struggling days, he worked in a flower shop that decorated film sets. Actor Sobhan Babu was the one who advised him to meet directors B Vittalacharya for suitable roles.
Veeraiah made his acting debut with Vittalacharya’s 1967 film Aggi Dora and went on to feature in over 500 films across Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam languages, including Radhamma Pelli, Jaganmohini, Yugandhar, Gaja Donga among others. Veeraiah has shared the screen with veteran stars like MG Ramachandran, Sivaji Ganesan, Kantha Rao, Rajinikanth and Krishna in his illustrious career.
As per reports, in one of his old interviews, Veeraiah had confessed that actors Shobhan Babu and Raja Babu were the ones who encouraged him to meet filmmaker Vittalacharya for acting gigs. He also noted that Dasari Narayaana Rao was another personality who propelled his career in films as a comedian.
While the actor's wife passed away in 2008, he is survived by three daughters.
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