The mortal remains of renowned filmmaker Sattiraju Lakshmi Narayana aka Bapu, who died of cardiac arrest at his residence in Chennai on Sunday, were put to rest after the arrival of his son from Japan on Tuesday. His last rites were performed with all State honours. Leading Telugu stars like Chiranjeevi, Balakrishna, Mohan Babu, SP Balasubramaniam and many others attended his funeral ceremony.
Bapu started his career as a cartoonist and he entered the film industry with his first venture Sakshi in 1960. He was a part of some of the most amazing Telugu films. He was a follower of Lord Rama and most of his stories were influenced by his life. Some of hi memorable works are Mutyala Muggu, Mister Pellam, Pelli Pusthakam and Seetha Kalyanam.
Along with his writer friend Mullapudi Venkata Ramana, Bapu contributed immensely to the enrichment of Telugu cultural ethos through literature and cinema. N Chandrababu Naidu, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh announced that a world class cultural centre would be constructed in memory of Bapu and his Ramana on the banks of Godavari where several films of the duo were shot.
We bring you the photos of the Tollywood celebrities, who attended Bapu's funeral. Continue to see them in the slideshow.
Chiranjeevi, Wife Surekha At Bapu's Funeral
Along with wife Surekha, Tollywood Megastar Chiranjeevi attended the funeral of Telugu director Bapu and paid his last respect to him.
Balakrishna At Bapu's Funeral
Nandamuri Balakrishna paid his last respect to the departed soul of Telugu director Bapu at the funeral ceremony.
Mohan Babu At Bapu's Funeral
Senior Tollywood actor Mohan Babu paid his last respect to the departed soul of Telugu director Bapu at the funeral ceremony.
Mohan Babu At Bapu's Funeral
Popular playback singer SP Balasubramaniam attended the funeral ceremony of Telugu director Bapu.
Boney Kapoor At Bapu's Funeral
Bollywood filmmaker Boney Kapoor paid his tribute to the departed soul of Telugu director Bapu.
Srinivasa Rao And Sekhar At Bapu's Funeral
Ace filmmakers Singeetam Srinivasa Rao and Sekhar Kammula attended the funeral ceremony of Telugu director Bapu.
Bhanu Chander, DSP At Bapu's Funeral
Actor-cum-director Bhanu Chander and music director Devi Sri Prasad attended the funeral ceremony of Telugu director Bapu.
Sudhakar, Sailaja At Bapu's Funeral
Sudhakar and SP Sailaja paid his last respect to the departed soul of Telugu director Bapu at his funeral ceremony.
Anil Kapoor At Bapu's Funeral
Along with Boney Kapoor, Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor attended the funeral ceremony of Telugu director Bapu.
Chiranjeevi Takes One Last Look At Bapu
Megastar Chiranjeevi is seen taking a last look at Bapu and offering prayers to his departed soul at his funeral ceremony.
Balakrishna Takes Last Look At Bapu
Actor-turned-politician Balakrishna, who has worked with Bapu in Sri Rama Rajyam, is seen having a final look at him and offering prayers to his departed soul at his funeral ceremony.
Bapu left this world and took away with him the immense knowledge and expertise that he had displayed in so many of his films. All that is left behind are his memories and the extraordinary work that he did in his career. His work continue to inspire younger generation.