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15th Nov, 2022

Megastar Mahesh Babu's father and Legendary Superstar of Tollywood Krishna passes away at 79. The superstar, who suffered a cardiac arrest on November 13, took his last breath at around 4 am while receiving treatment at a private hospital in Hyderabad. 

On November 13, around midnight 12:30, Krishna was brought to the hospital after suffering cardiac arrest. CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) was performed instantly and he was shifted to the ICU for treatment and observation. But, in spite of doctors' attempts, he died today on 14th November 2022 and left a huge void for his family and fans. The well-known star was hospitalized at the Continental Hospital in Hyderabad, on 13th November due to cardiac arrest. The doctors informed that he is critical and, on a ventilator, as they released a health bulletin.  

It is a big loss for Ghattamaneni's family as they have been coping with the loss of Indira Devi and Vijay Nirmala. The megastar's first wife, the mother of Mahesh Babu, Indira Devi and his second wife, Vijaya Nirmala, passed away in 2019. His elder son Ramesh Babu also passed away due to a prolonged illness on January 8, 2022.

Krishna is survived by his children Mahesh Babu, Naresh Babu, Padmavathi, Manjula and Priyadarshini. 
About legendary actor’s film career, Ghattamaneni Siva Rama Krishna Murthy, popularly known as Krishna, made his debut as a lead actor in 1965 and the movie was Adurthi Subba Rao's directorial Thene Manasulu. The movie turned out to be a commercial success. The actor, whose film career spanned nearly five decades, had acted in more than 350 movies in a variety of roles and some of his blockbuster’s movies are Gudachaari 116, Marapurani Katha, Manchi Kutumbam, Atthagaaru Kotthakodalu, Undamma Bottu Pedatha and more.

He also shared screen with Mahesh Babu in almost 25 movies. The father and son Jodi, who shares a very close bond, worked together on movies like Needa, Anna Thammudu, Gudachari 117 and Poratam.