Telugu actor and politician Nandamuri Harikrishna dies in road accident
Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s brother-in-law and N T Rama Rao’s son Nandamuri Harikrishna died in a road mishap near Nalgonda in Telangana on Wednesday morning.
Harikrishna along with two others started from Hyderabad in Fortuner car at around 4.30 to go to Nellore. The accident took place near Narketpally on the Hyderabad-Vijayawada Highway. Harikrishna was shifted to a private hospital in critical condition.
He was the father of famous Telugu actor NTR Jr and the brother-in-law of CM Chandrababu Naidu. Naidu broke down after hearing about his demise. He spoke to the Kamineni hospital administration. He has cancelled his schedule for the day and is heading to the hospital.
Harikrishna’s death has sent a shockwave across the twin Telugu states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and several politicians have offered their condolences. Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao also expressed his condolences at Harikrishna’s death, remembering his contribution to the field of politics and cinema.
YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy also sent his condolences to the family. 61-year-old Harikrishna had supported Naidu against his father NTR during the 1995 coup in the party. He won as MLA in 1996 and was made a minister in the Naidu cabinet. He was later sent to Rajya Sabha by TDP in 2008.