Veteran Telugu actor Krishna passes away in Hyderabad
Hyderabad: Veteran Tollywood Actor Ghattamaneni Siva Rama Krishna Murthy, known mononymously as Krishna, who suffered a massive cardiac arrest yesterday, passed away while undergoing treatment at Continental Hospitals in Gachibowli here at 4 AM on Tuesday.
He was 79 and is survived by one son who is popular actor Mahesh Babu and three daughters.
His two wives--Indira Devi and Vijaya Nirmala, Actress, Director and Producer, predeceased him.
The Superstar's first son Ramesh Babu, born to Indira Devi died in January this year.
Krishna, a former director and producer known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema, was admitted to Continential Hospitals, after suffering a cardiac arrest at 01.15 AM on Monday, in a critical state and put on ventilator.
The doctors immediately performed a CPR, resuscitated him within 20 minutes and shifted him to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for treatment & observation.
An expert, multi-disciplinary team, including cardiologists, neurologists, and critical care specialists closely monitored his clinical condition till he breathed his last.
(With UNI inputs)