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Wednesday, July 18, 2007
This years SVR Award was awarded to veteran actor Krishnamraju at a function at Ravindra Bharati in Hyderabad recently. The SVR Award was instituted in honour of the late actor SV Ranga Rao. Anardha, a cultural organization, organized the function. State minister Kanna Lakshmi Narayana presented a golden bracelet to Krishnamraju on behalf of the organization.
Speaking on the occasion, Kanna Lakshmi Narayana said, "SV Ranga Rao's name will be kept alive as long as the Telugu film industry continues to exist. It would be wrong to say that the Government has failed to recognize the great actor. We will approach the Chief Minister regarding this issue. We will plead with him to see to it that the great actors memories are kept alive."
During the event, Brahmanandam enthralled the audience with his inimitable style of comedy. He mimicked SVR and made the audiences laugh. Later, Brahmanandam said, 'Both SVR and Krishnamraju were distinct in their own styles.' Sahaja Kavi MS Reddy said, 'Krishnamraju is a great artiste and at the same time is a humanitarian.'
Responding to his felicitation, Krishnamraju says, 'We have always believed that thought acting is our profession and have worked with dedication. That is why we were able to earn a place in the hearts of audiences.' Mutyala Subbaiah, Tammareddy Bharadwaja, B Gopal, Dr BVK Raju, Prabhas, Srihari, Venkat, Baladitya and others also participated in the function. Later, a website about SVR's, designed by hid grandson, was launched.
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