Glowing tributes were paid from various quarters to late matinee idol and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N T Rama Rao, popularly known as NTR, on his 98th birth anniversary.
Sharing pictures of him with NTR, Chiranjeevi posted: “తెలుగు జాతి పౌరుషం, తెలుగు వారి ఆత్మగౌరవం
తెలుగు నేల గుండెల్లో ఎన్నటికీ చెదరని జ్ఞాపకం
నందమూరి తారక రామారావుగారి కీర్తి అజరామరం.
వారితో కలిసి నటించడం నా అదృష్టం.
పుట్టినరోజునాడు ఆ మహానుభావుని స్మరించుకుంటూ..”
Balakrishna, son of NTR, went to his father’s memorial with his family members, offered flowers and prayed in front of the memorial. Meanwhile, the TDP’s annual convention, marking the birth anniversary of N T Rama Rao on Thursday, urged the Central government to confer Bharat Ratna on the party’s founder.
Former Chief Minister, NTR’s son-in-law and Telugu Desam Party chief N Chandrababu Naidu credited the party founder with several pro-poor schemes such as subsidised power, doing away with the patel-patwari system and bringing in the mandal set-up, administrative reforms and initiating the Telugu Ganga project and fighting for AP’s rights on surplus waters of the Krishna.