Maheswara Rao Nadella | Published On: Nov, 11, 2023 | 11:00 AM
In a heartwarming ceremony held in Vijayawada, Ulaganayakan Kamal Haasan paid a poignant tribute to the late Telugu cinema legend, Krishna. The focal point of the event was the unveiling of a life-size statue of Krishna, an iconic figure in the industry who passed away last year. The ceremony, attended by a significant turnout, included the presence of Devineni Avinash, a prominent youth leader from Andhra Pradesh, adding to the solemnity of the occasion.
Mahesh Babu, Krishna’s son, expressed his gratitude on Twitter to Kamal Haasan and Devineni Avinash, acknowledging their meaningful presence and blessings at the ceremony. Despite Mahesh’s absence due to commitments on the set of Guntur Kaaram in Hyderabad, the event served as a poignant tribute to the legendary actor Krishna.
Heartfelt gratitude to @ikamalhaasan Sir and @DevineniAvi Garu for gracing the inaugural event of Krishna garu's statue in Vijayawada. Truly honoured to have them unveil Nanna garu's statue, a homage to the legacy he left behind. Also, a big thank you to all the fans from the… pic.twitter.com/4YUOidCR8d
— Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) November 10, 2023
Kamal Haasan, currently engaged in the filming of Indian 2 in Vijayawada, promptly accepted the invitation to the ceremony. The life-size statue, generously sponsored by Krishna’s devoted fans from Krishna district, highlighted the enduring bond between Kamal Haasan and Krishna. This gesture not only paid homage to Krishna but also added an extra layer of significance to the event. Kamal Haasan’s participation underscored the fitting tribute to the late superstar’s enduring legacy.
Krishna, also known as Ghattamaneni Siva Rama Krishna Murthy, left an indelible mark not only as a prolific actor in over 350 movies but also as a director and producer. His passing last year, attributed to a heart attack, marked the end of an era in Telugu cinema.
The ceremony transcended a mere commemoration of Krishna’s impressive career; it was a celebration of his profound influence. Fans congregated to honour the icon, recognizing his impact that reached far beyond the silver screen. Kamal Haasan’s involvement, despite his demanding schedule, underscored the deep connection and respect he held for Krishna. The event stood as a poignant moment in the annals of Telugu cinema, symbolizing the continued legacy of Krishna through the enduring admiration and dedication of his fans and industry colleagues.