Legendary filmmaker K Balachander has expressed his
condolences over the death of veteran Telugu actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao aka ANR.
He said that the late actor was not only a star, but also a great
human being, who loved and respected others.
K Balachander said that ANR's death is a big loss to our Indian
film industry. The Telugu legend was cared, loved and respected by
all. This factor made him a great human.
"We have lost an icon. There's no doubt that he was a legend,
but he also cared, loved and respected all around him. This made
him a great human being. It's a big loss to our Indian film
industry as I feel there can't be another Nageswara Rao," Balachander told IANS.
K Balachander was awarded Akkineni Nageswara Rao (ANR) National
Award in 2010. "I will cherish that moment for a lifetime. I was
honoured to have received that award from him. I sought his
blessings at that function," he added.
Nageswara passed away in Hyderabad on Wednesday (January 22)
after battling intestinal cancer. He was 89. The whole South Indian
film industries have expressed its sadness over the death of the