Yuga Purushudu - Dr Nandamuri Taraka Ramarao's Bronze statue has been unveiled today in the Parliament. The bronze statue of Anna Garu is 9 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 900kgs.
Nandamuri Taraka Ramarao, the legendary actor, director, producer turned politician is family name among billions of Telugites around the world. NTR was unanimously elected as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh in the year 1983 under very controversial political situations with the Congress.
NTR's contribution to Telugu Cinema is un-fathomable. It is a given fact that without NTR the Telugu Cinema is like the World without a Sun. All his movies are treasured and cherished forever. His movies Maya Bazaar, Pathala Bhairavi, Missamma, Gundamma Katha, Paandava Vanavasam, Sri Krishna Paandaveeyam, Lava Kusha and many more movies are considered legendary. Many agree that these movies cannot be remade.
NTR established Telugu Desam Party and became Andhra Pradesh's Chief Minister unanimously in the year 1983. He remained Chief Minister even the next elections. Though many of his political mannerisms were considered overly dramatic, he remained the most powerful Telugite, both in politics and Telugu Cinema. NTR passed away on Jan 18, 1996. His daughter, Puranandareswari, is known as his Political successor. She is now the Minister of State for Human Resources Development from Indian National Congress.
Today, after 13 years of controversy, the installation of status of NT Rama Rao took place in Parliament House. The Bronze statue is sponsored by his daughter Purandareswari.
At 10:30 today morning, Sri Meera Kumar unveiled the statue of Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Sri LK Advani, Central Minister - Gulamnabi Ajad, Jairam Ramesh, Jaipal Reddy, Shinde and Chandrababu Naidu, his son Balakrishna, Junior NTR were among the attendees.
NTR Unanimously Elected Chief Minister
NTR, the enigma of Telugu Cinema came into politics in the year 1983 remained the Chief Minister even in the next elections.
NTR - Legendary Actor
NTR, the legendary Telugu actor, ruled the Telugu Film Industry like a lion until the day he breathed his last breath.
NTR - An Enigma
People cried when he cried, people laughed when he laughed, people danced when he danced, a part of them died too with this charismatic actor death.
NTR- The Best
In the movie Pandava Vanavasam, NTR played the role of Lord Krishna as well as Bheema. His acting in both the characters were unbelievable.
NTR - The Elegance Personified
NT Ramarao in the movie Sree Krishna Paandaveeyam, played the role of Duryodhana. He played this negative role in such poise and elegance that people started liking the character (Duryodana) from then on!
NTR - Lord Rama
NTR-Anjali Devi starring blockbuster movie Lava Kusha, was one of NTR's best performance ever. People actually believed he was the Lord Rama and worshipped him.
NTR's Daughter Purandareswari
Purandareswari NT Ramarao's daughter is known as his Political successor. She is now the Minister of State for Human Resources Development from Indian National Congress. She is the person who is sponsoring the statue.
NTR - Yuga Purushudu
The Legend's statue is now in the right place. This honour should have come to him many years ago but due to political reasons and disputes the issue took so long to get finished.