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Akkineni Nageswara Rao's Death Ends Golden Generation Of South

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Legendary Telugu actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao, who died of intestine cancer this morning (January 22), was one of the most talented actors in Indian cinema. His acting career, which spanned over seven decades, has been a biggest source of inspiration for young generation. Many young Telugu actors are shocked by the sudden death of the actor and of them, the budding star Rahul Ravindran is most saddened by his sad demise

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Soon after he heard the news about Akkineni Nageswara Rao's death, Rahul Ravindran took to his Twitter page to share his sorrow with his followers. In a series of tweets, the young Telugu actor wrote about ANR's equation with South Indian Superstars like MGR, NTR and Shivaji Ganeshan. He started, "Legends will live on forever thru their body of work. This immortality is perhaps an artiste's grtest gift & ANR Garu is 1 of d most gifted."

Rahul Ravindran continued, "MGR sir, NTR garu , Shivaji sir and now ANR garu. The golden generation of southern legends who are now no more. The tag 'legend' sits so comfortably next to their names for these men became superstars by doing meaningful films that pushed for change in society, culture and mindsets. Their stories reflected our society and their roles stood for an 'ideal.' They dint do films just to further their on screen image."

The actor concluded, "The story was paramount. Besides, my CBSE textbooks hardly covered South Indian history. I learnt all that and bout Our mythology and our pre-independence culture from their films. RIP the golden generation. Telugu film industry is 80 years old. ANR was part for it for 74 years!!" Continue to slide to read what other young actors, actresses, directors and musicians have to say about ANR.

SKN ‏@SKNonline

Saddened 2 know that ANR garu passed away last night..The legend of 'Natasamrat' will live on eternally -RamCharan condolence. It's unfortunate that I am out of the country and unable to pay my homages personally to the great man. - Ramcharan

Rana Daggubati ‏@RanaDaggubati

And our first pillar falls. A man who has lived and worked in cinema from the silent era till this date is no more amongst us. RIP ANR garu.

Manchu Manoj ‏@HeroManoj1

ANR Garu will always be around us .. Greatest soul Rip...

Pranitha Subhash ‏@pranitasubhash

Saddened by the news of ANR Garu. A true legend. May his soul Rest in Peace...

Ram Pothineni ‏@ramsayz

#RIP ANRGaru.. Thank you for all that you've taught/given us...You shall LIVE on forever..strength to All Of Us! -|2

Prakash Raj ‏@prakashraaj

Thank u ANR garu.. For entertaining us. 4 ur studios 4 ur children. 4 being a pioneer in bringing Telugu film industry to Hyderabad. RIP !!

SS Rajamouli ‏@ssrajamouli

Saddened by the news of the legendary Nageswararao garu. He stood as a towering father figure for the telugu film industry. Irreparable loss.

Siddharth ‏@Actor_Siddharth

A true legend & a giant has left us. RIP Akkineni Nageswara Rao garu. What a life. What a man. Will cherish every second I spent with you.

Samantha Ruth Prabhu ‏@Samanthaprabhu2

RIP ANR Garu.what a great loss.love and strength to the family on this sad day.greatest honour for me to have been in the same frame as him.

Lakshmi Manchu ‏@LakshmiManchu

So disturbing... is it true abt #anr thata :( this is not happening!!!

Nithiin ‏@actor_nithiin

A great legend of indian cinema is no more..R.i.P A.N.R garu...

Sneha Ulaal ‏@snehaullalheart

One legend down.. Rest in peace ANR sir... I was lucky to be blessed by ANR garu when I was shooting for Current...

Sundeep Kishan ‏@sundeepkishan

Pls pls pls tell me this is not true..Can't imagine the Telugu Film fraternity without ANR garu in it... Really sad news..unable to Digest it..RIP Nageshwar Rao Garu..thank you for making TFI immortal with your eternal presence..will miss you :(

Genelia Deshmukh ‏@geneliad

RIP ANRGaru,, Was my honour to be launched in the Telugu Industry by you.. Strength n Prayers to the entire fly @iSumanth

Lakshmi Rai ‏@iamlakshmirai

Up n abt to start my day but heard abt ANR sirs demise heartbroken:(wats going on!?very sad a big loss to the industry!RIP ANR SIR.

Priya Mani ‏@priyamani6

Had the opportunity to just have a glimpse of #Akkineni Nageshwar Rao garu at one of the audio launches in hyd!!!!! A very encouraging person he was!!!a great loss for the industry!!!!u will b missed ANR garu!!!!! May the family find strength to cope with this huge loss:(

Varun Sandesh ‏@iamvarunsandesh

R.I.P to d legend ANR garu!! All I can say is it was great to have walked in your footsteps:-(

Vennela Kishore ‏@vennelakishore

Shocked to see news abt ANR garu..who has been a parent node for TFI network.cinema would never be the same if he hadn't come along..RIP sir.

DEVI SRI PRASAD ‏@ThisIsDSP

OMG.!! Shockd n saddend by d news of Legendary ANR garu.. Always considered him Immortal.!! Cannot believe this news.!! May his soul RIP...

Deva Katta ‏@devakatta

He even humbled death with his grace...smiled at it before it knocked on his door, made friends with it and walked away into eternal light.. The legend of legends with towering achievements and utmost conscience lives with us and leads us forever...May his soul rest in peace !! He even taught us how to face the most certain and feared event of life...

Veeru Potla ‏@VeeruPotla1

The man who taught us how to b calm, contended and composed in the midst of calamities and conquers ..ANR .

Karthika Nair ‏@KarthikaNair9

Heartbroken!RIP ANRgaru..my 1st mentor a legend...

BVS Ravi ‏@BvsRavi

The man who stood tall against the crests of success n the troughs of testing times living ahead of times.#ANR your life is a lesson.

Neeraja Kona ‏@NeerajaKona

ANR Garu passed away... Such a sad news... Such a sad day!

Koratala Siva ‏@sivakoratala

Oka sekam mugisindi. ANR garu passed away. A towering personality with a strong soul. Always inspired by the way he lived his life.

Madhur Bhandarkar ‏@mbhandarkar268

Sad to hear the demise of The Doyen of Telugu Cinema Shri.Akkineni Nageswara Rao.The Stalwart of Memorable Performances will be missed.RIP.

Kona Venkat ‏@konavenkat99

A great loss not only to Akkineni family but to all the movie lovers. What a great journey !! U will live forever In the hearts of millions.

Harish Shankar .S ‏@harish2you

ANR ....... One of a Kind .....

Chiranjeevi Sarja © ‏@chirusarja

RIP LEGEND ANR sir....

Hansika ‏@ihansika

shocked ! RIP ANR Garu.

Topics: akkineni nageswara rao, mgr, nt rama rao, shivaji ganesan, rahul ravindran

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