Nandamuri Harikrishna, NTR’s son and Telugu actor, passed away in a horrific car accident on Wednesday morning. The entire Tollywood industry is in a state of shock, and several stars such as Allu Arjun, Nagarjuna, Mahesh Babu, Rana Daggubati and others have offered heartfelt condolences to the talented actor on social media. Harikrishna was the fourth son of NT Rama Rao and the brother-in-law of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. His son Tarak, known as NT Rama Rao Junior, is a popular actor in Telugu cinema.
Deeply saddened by the news of Harikrishna garu's untimely demise. May his soul rest in peace. Strength and love to my brother @tarak9999 and his entire family in this time of grief.— Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) August 29, 2018
I am out of country & just Heard the Bad ! Very very shocking ... Heartfelt Condolences to the entire Nandamuri Family , Near & Dear ones . @NANDAMURIKALYAN & @tarak9999 . Condolence Brother . RIP ! #RIPHarikrishnaGaru pic.twitter.com/7pXUIaGj47— Allu Arjun (@alluarjun) August 29, 2018
చాలా రోజులు ఐయింది నిన్ను చూసి, కలవాలి తమ్ముడు..that’s what he said a few weeks ago and now he is gone.all I feel is a void,I will miss you Anna!!!! pic.twitter.com/T9epx3ZEEk— Nagarjuna Akkineni (@iamnagarjuna) August 29, 2018
Really sorry to hear the news.— Kajal Aggarwal (@MsKajalAggarwal) August 29, 2018
Strength to Tarak, Kalyan Ram and the family to withstand this tragic moment. Rest in peace Harikrishna garu.
Harikrishna, Andhra Pradesh Chief minister Chandrababu Naidu's brother-in-law, sustained critical head injuries when his car overturned while overtaking another vehicle near Anneparthi.
The vehicle hit the divider and collided with another vehicle coming from the opposite direction.
Two others accompanying him were injured. Police believe that Harikrishna was driving the car when the mishap occurred. The actor-politician was on his way to Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh to attend a marriage.
Born in 1956, Harikrishna entered films as child artiste in Krishnavataram in 1964. This was followed by guest roles in films like Ram Rahim and Daana Veera Sura Karna, the NTR starrer in the 1970s.
Harikrishna took a break from films and subsequently accompanied his father driving the Chaitanya Ratham in the nine-month campaign during the inception of the TDP. He returned to films in 1998 with guest role in Mohan Babu starrer Sriramulayya.
His movies like Sitayya in which he played full length role were received well by the audience.