Mahesh Babu's brother Ramesh Babu dies; Chiranjeevi pays tribute

New Delhi:

Actor Mahesh Babu’s older brother, actor-producer Ramesh Babu, passed away at the age of 56 on Saturday night after a prolonged illness. The news of his demise was shared by the family on social media late Saturday night. According to Telangana Today, Ramesh babu was admitted to AIG Hospital in Hyderabad on Saturday evening in an unconscious state.

The statement issued by the family read, “It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved Ghattamaneni Ramesh Babu garu. He will continue to live in our hearts forever.” The family also advised fans and followers to not gather for the funeral and last rites, given the Covid-19 protocols in place. “In light of the current circumstances, we request all our well-wishers to adhere to the Covid-19 norms and avoid gathering at the cremation venue,” the statement further stated.

Ramesh Babu made his acting debut in 1974 with ‘Alluri Sitaramaraju’. He also shared screen space with both Krishna and Mahesh Babu in various Telugu films. Some of his most noted works include‘Naa Ille Naa Swargam’, ‘Anna Chellellu’, ‘Pachcha Thoranam’, ‘Mugguru Kodukulu’, ‘Samrat’, ‘Chinni Krishnudu’, ‘Krishna Gari Abbayi’, ‘Bazaar Rowdy’, ‘Kaliyuga Karnudu’, ‘Black Tiger’, ‘Ayudham’, and ‘Kaliyuga Abhimanyudu’.

South superstar Chiranjeevi took to Twitter to offer condolences to the family. Chiranjeevi wrote, “Shocked and deeply saddened by the demise of Shri.G.Ramesh babu. My heartfelt condolences to Shri.Krishna garu, @urstrulyMahesh and all the family members. May the Almighty give strength to the family to cope with the tragic loss.”

The news comes just two days after Mahesh Babu revealed he has tested positive for Covid-19. i “To all my fans and well-wishers, Despite taking all the necessary precautions, I’ve tested positive for COVID-l9 with mild symptoms. I’ve isolated myself at home and have been following medical guidance.” The 46-year-old star added, “Request all those who came in contact with me to get themselves tested. I urge everyone who’s not taken their vaccination to do so immediately, as it reduces the risk of severe symptoms and hospitalization. Please follow the COVID norms and stay safe. Can’t wait to be back. Love.”


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