Nandamuri Taraka Ratna passes away at 39: Chiranjeevi, Sai Dharam Tej mourn the actor's demise

Nandamuri Taraka Ratna, the popular Telugu actor passed away at 39, following a massive cardiac arrest. Telugu film industries and others are now paying tribute to the actor.

Updated on Feb 19, 2023   |  05:00 AM IST  |  286.6K
Nandamuri Taraka Ratna
Nandamuri Taraka Ratna (Credits: Twitter)

Nandamuri Taraka Ratna, the popular Telugu actor passed away at the age of 39. The Amaravathi actor, who was hospitalized in Bengaluru after he suffered a massive cardiac arrest on January 27, this year, breathed his last at a private hospital in Bengaluru on February 18, Saturday night. Taraka Ratna battled cardiac issues for long 23 days, ever since he fainted all of sudden during a roadshow which was held in the Chittoor district of Andra Pradesh. He is survived by his wife Alekhya Reddy and their daughter.

Telugu cinema mourns the demise of Nandamuri Taraka Ratna

Nandamuri Taraka Ratna's untimely demise has left his fans, Telugu cinema audiences, and his film industry friends in deep sorrow and shock. The most popular celebrities in the Telugu film industry, including megastar Chiranjeevi, Sai Dharam Tej, and many others mourned the demise of Nandamuri Taraka Ratna, with emotional posts made on their respective social media handles. 

Chiranjeevi Konidela, the megastar of Telugu film industry was one of the first celebs to mourn the demise of Taraka Ratna on social media. "Deeply saddened to learn of the tragic premature demise of #NandamuriTarakaRatna Such bright, talented, affectionate young man .. gone too soon! Heartfelt condolences to all the family members and fans! May his Soul Rest in Peace! శివైక్యం," wrote the veteran actor on his official Twitter handle. 

Check out Chiranjeevi Konidela's Twitter post, below:

Sai Dharam Tej, who is deeply disheartened by the untimely demise of Nandamuri Taraka Ratna, took to his official Twitter handle and penned an emotional note. "Disheartened at the passing away of Taraka Ratna anna. Gone too soon anna. Condolences and strength to his family, near & dear. May his soul rest in peace. Om Shanti," reads the young actor's post.

Check out Sai Dharam Tej's post below:

About Taraka Ratna

Nandamuri Taraka Ratna was born as the son of Nandamuri Mohana Krishna and his wife, and the grandson of legendary actor-politician NT Rama Rao. He was the nephew of Nandamuri Balakrishna, producer late Nandamuri Harikrishna, and political leader N Chandrababu Naidu. Some of the most popular young stars of the Telugu film industry, including the RRR star Jr NTR and actor-producer Nandamuri Kalyan Ram, and young politician Nara Lokesh, are his paternal cousins.



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Feb 19, 2023
Feb 18, 2023
Tarakaratna family is cursed like the Kennedy family . Most die young .