The son of former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister NT Rama Rao, Nandamuri Harikrishna, died today in a road mishap in Telangana. N Harikrishna, 61, was a former parliamentarian and was also an actor. He was also the brother-in-law of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and a member of the politburo of the state’s ruling Telugu Desam Party.

Nandamuri Harikrishna dead

around 6:30 am in Nalgonda, The mishap took place, in the site 100 km away from Hyderabad.

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The actor-politician was driving his SUV, a Toyota Fortuner, at a high speed, in order to attend a marriage in Nellore when his car hit a divider and flipped, landing on its side. The police said that Mr. Harikrishna was driving at a speed of up to 150 km per hour as he wanted to make it to the marriage by 9 am.

Mr. Harikrishna was thrown out of the car and suffered chest and head wounds. He was taken to hospital in a very critical state where he succumbed to his injury.

Nandamuri Harikrishna, Son Of Ex-Andhra Chief Minister, Dies In Accident

Akhil Akkineni on Nandamuri Harikrishna

Akhil Akkineni tweeted, “Deepest condolences to the Nandamuri family. To my brother @tarak9999 ! Can’t imagine what they are going through. Strength to the whole family. May his soul rest in peace. #NandamuriHarikrishna”

Nandamuri Harikrishna dead

Ram Charan on Nandamuri Harikrishna

Ram Charan took to Faceook and wrote, “Deeply shocked and saddened to hear about the sudden demise of Shri. Harikrishna garu in a tragic accident. My thoughts go out to the family in this time of grief. May his soul rest in peace.”

Allu Sirish on Nandamuri Harikrishna

“Extremely saddened to hear about the sudden demise of Shri Nandamuri Harikrishna. My condolences to Balakrishna garu, Tarak, Kalyan Ram & the whole Nandamuri family. Rest in peace, Sir,” Allu Sirish said via Twitter.

Mr. Naidu tweeted that he was “deeply shocked” by the news of Mr. Harikrishna’s death.

In the 1980s, Nandamuri Harikrishna famously drove around his father NT Rama Rao – or NTR – on a campaign tour of the state. He was made state transport minister when NTR turn to be chief minister.

Nandamuri Harikrishna’s sons, Junior NTR and Nandamuri Kalyanram, both are famous actors of the Tollywood, went to the hospital.

Mr. Harikrishna’s oldest son Nandamuri Janakiram also died in the road accident in 2014. In 2009, the popular actor Junior NTR was also was also involved in an accident but he escaped with some injuries.

Nandamuri Harikrishna’s brother-in-law N. Chandrababu Naidu along with his son Nara Lokesh went in a helicopter from Vijayawada.

“Beginning as a child artist, Harikrishna donned many roles in Telugu movies and endeared himself to people. As a political leader too, he rendered commendable services. His tragic death is a deep loss to the TDP and the state,” the Chief Minister told in a statement.

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