Actor turned politician Nandamuri Harikrishna’s last rites were held at Mahaprasthanam, Jubilee Hills in Hyderabad. The deceased mortal remains were carried in Chaitanya Ratham, the vehicle Harikrishna drove for NTR during Andhra Pradesh 1982 elections. The funeral procession started afternoon and was cremated with full state honours during the last rites. His sons Kalyan Ram and Jr NTR performed the ritual where they were seen as emotional and broke down while liting the pyre.
Chandrababu Carrying Body Bringing Near Cremation Area
Harikrishna died at the age of 61 on August 29 in a road accident at Annaparthi road near Narketpally. Notably, Harikrishna died a few days ago from his birthday which falls on September 2. Meanwhile, do you know what was the actor’s last wish? Harikrishna has penned an open letter to his fans which has now gone viral. In the letter, Harikrishna requested his fans to refrain from extravaganza celebrations to prevent them from wasting money. Instead, he asked his fans to donate the amount to Kerala floods which help them in rebuilding their lives.
From Megastar Chiranjeevi to Nagarjuna and other Tollywood bigwigs and fraternity and political leaders paid homage at his residence. Sharing the bond Chiranjeevi had with Harikrishna, he said, “Nandamuri Harikrishna garu was a dear friend and was like a brother to me. I have been deeply pained and shocked by his untimely death. He spoke to everyone with affection and made us all laugh with his jokes. I never imagined that one day he would push us into such sadness and leave”.
While, Nagarjuna said, “He used to treat me like his younger brother. We became close while working in Seetharama Raju. Not able to believe what has happened. My deep sympathies to his family and may his soul rest in peace.”