Veteran Telugu actor Chandra Mohan passes away at 80: PM expresses deep grief
Veteran and popular Telugu film actor Chandra Mohan passed away after a brief illness at a private Hospital in Hyderabad on Saturday morning. He was 80. He is survived by his wife, Jalandhara and two daughters.
He acted in over 900 films and played lead roles in over 150 films in multiple languages. Born in 1943 in the then Krishna District, his original name was Mallampalli Chandrasekhar Rao. He was also a cousin of veteran director and Dada Sahab Phalke award winner K Vishwanath.
His wife Jalandhara is an eminent writer. They informed that his last rites will be performed in Hyderabad on Monday. He was introduced to the silver screen with ‘Rangula Ratnam’ in 1966, for which he bagged the state government’s Nandi award for best actor.
PM expresses deep grief on passing away of noted Telugu actor, Shri Chandra Mohan Garu
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has expressed deep grief on the passing away of noted Telugu actor, Shri Chandra Mohan Garu.
The Prime Minister posted on X:
“Deeply saddened by the demise of noted Telugu actor Shri Chandra Mohan Garu. He was a luminary of the world of cinema. His powerful performances and unique charisma enchanted audiences for generations. His departure leaves a void in the creative world that will be hard to fill. My thoughts are with his family and countless admirers. Om Shanti.”
Meanwhile, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, Union Culture Minister G Kishan Reddy and eminent personalities from all walks of life have condoled his death.