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.
around 6:30 am in Nalgonda, The mishap took place, in the site 100 km away from Hyderabad.
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 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”
Saddened to hear about the passing away of Nandamuri Harikrishna garu. Deepest condolences and strength to the entire family 🙏🏼
— Jayam Ravi (@actor_jayamravi) August 29, 2018
#RIPHarikrishnaGaru Shocked and saddened . Strength to the family in this difficult time .
— Samantha Akkineni (@Samanthaprabhu2) August 29, 2018
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.”
“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.
I lost my brother Nandamuri HariKrishna today. There is nothing I can say more. A great loss.
— Mohan Babu M (@themohanbabu) August 29, 2018
Saddened to hear of the tragic demise of #SriHarikrishna garu! May his soul rest in peace ! My heartfelt condolences to the whole family!
— Shobu Yarlagadda (@Shobu_) August 29, 2018
Absolutely devastated over the sudden demise of Sri Nandamuri Harikrishna Garu. His absence will be a deep loss to both family and party.
— Lokesh Nara (@naralokesh) August 29, 2018
As a popular actor he has entertained the telugu audience. As a parliamentarian, he was very upright and expressed his opinions frankly . My condolences to his family, well wishers and followers at this time of grief.#NandamuriHarikrishna
— VicePresidentOfIndia (@VPSecretariat) August 29, 2018
— R Sarath Kumar (@realsarathkumar) August 29, 2018
Shocked at the sudden demise of Nandamuri Harikrishna. My thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved family members. May his soul rest in peace.
— YS Jagan Mohan Reddy (@ysjagan) August 29, 2018
— ANI (@ANI) August 29, 2018
— Tamannaah Bhatia (@tamannaahspeaks) August 29, 2018
Shocked and saddened to hear about the sudden demise of #NandamuriHarikrishna Garu. Deepest condolences to his friends and family. May his soul rest in peace 🙏🏻
— Aadhi's (@AadhiOfficial) August 29, 2018
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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