Veteran Telugu actor Krishna, father of Mahesh Babu, admitted to hospital; the situation is critical | Tech US News


PTI, November 14, 2022, 5:33 PM IST

Hyderabad: Veteran Telugu actor Krishna, father of star Mahesh Babu, was admitted to a private super-specialty hospital here on Monday due to heart-related health problems and his condition was said to be critical.

Krishna (aged around 80) was brought to the hospital’s emergency department at 1.15am on Monday due to cardiac arrest, doctors said.

They immediately performed CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and moved him to intensive care for treatment and observation, they said.

Krishna’s condition was critical and he was being treated on a ventilator.

A professional, multidisciplinary team of doctors has been closely monitoring his condition, they said, adding that his family members have been duly informed about his condition.

Krishna, whose real name is Ghattamaneni Sivarama Krishna, is known as a superstar of the Telugu film industry.

He started his career in the early 1960s and has acted in around 350 films in his long career.

Known for his good nature and brave decisions, Krishna earned eternal fame by portraying the role of Alluri Sitaram Raju, a legendary freedom fighter in coastal Andhra Pradesh.


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