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
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.