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Actor and politician Nandamuri Harikrishna passed away on Wednesday (29 August 2018) morning in a tragic car accident. The accident happened on the Annaparthi road near Narketpally in Telangana's Nalgonda district. Harikrishna (61) was on his way to Nellore from Hyderabad to attend a Nandamuri fan’s son’s wedding in Kavali.

Harikrishna was reportedly at the wheel when his car overturned and hit a road divider while trying to over take another vehicle at Nalgonda’s Anneparthi on the Addanki-Narketpally highway. Harikrishna suffered serious head injuries and he was immediately rushed to a private hospital. However, doctors informed the media that Harikrishna didn’t respond to the treatment and breathed his last.

Harikrishna’s sons Kalyanam and NTR and sister Purandheswari and Daggubati Venkateswara Rao and others immediately rushed to the hospital. In a tragic coincidence, Harikrishna’s elder son Janakiram too had passed away in a road accident near the same spot in 2014.

As news broke out about Harikrishna's death, condolences poured in from the Telugu film industry, where the NTR family occupies a place of prominence. Several political leaders and film celebrities expressed severe grief over Harikrishna’s tragic demise.

A polit-bureau member of TDP, NTR’s fourth son, Nandamuri Harikrishna found some success in the film industry as a child artiste in the 1960s and 1970s in films like Shri Krishnavataram and Talla Pellama, and had some film appearances since the 1990s.

The actor-politician is also the brother-in-law of present Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and had supported the latter when an internal coup was staged within the TDP in the 90s. He was also a minister in Naidu's cabinet and later also served as a Member of Parliament. expresses its deepest condolences to the Nandamuri family members and fans and pays tearful homage to the departed actor.
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