Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu is devastated.2022 is unarguably the worst year of his life. In January he lost his brother Ramesh Babu. He was only 56. Then in September Mahesh Babu lost his beloved other Indira Devi.
The double tragedy had left Mahesh and his wife Namrata Shirodkar shell-shocked.
And now ,the worst blow of all. Mahesh Babu lost his father Krishna on 15 November after a prolonged illness. Krishna is acknowledged as the first superstar of Telugu cinema. His full name was Ghattamaneni Siva Rama Krishna Murthy . Krishna began his career in 1961. In a career spanning fifty years he did 350 films, out of which a majority were blockbusters.
Speaking of his father in an interview with me , Mahesh Babu had said, “I cannot even begin to equal his popularity and reach. My father was revered and hero-worshipped by his fans. I had to prove myself worthy of being his son. Initially when I started I was known as Superstar Krishna’s son only.It took me a while to consolidate my place beyond my father’s status in Telugu cinema.”