Veteran Telugu actor Krishnam Raju passed away around 3.25 AM on Sunday, September 11, and his demise has come as a big shocker to the entire Telugu film fraternity and fans. Popularly known as Rebel Star, Krishnam Raju happens to be Prabhas' uncle and he was also a part of the actor's last release, Radhe Shyam. Krishnam Raju was 83 years old when he breathed his last and according to reports, he breathed his last following health complications. According to reports, he was suffering from illness for the last few weeks and was getting treated at a private hospital in Hyderabad.

Having made his debut as an actor in 1966 with the film, Chilaka Gorinka, Krishnam Raju starred in more than 180 films. Some of his other notable performances as an actor include Amaradeepam, Bobbili Brahmanna, Tandra Paparayudu, Dharmaatmudu, Bhakta Kannappa, and more. Leading film personalities from the Telugu industry have extended their heartfelt condolences on social media. Super Star Mahesh Babu took to his official Twitter page to mourn Krishnam Raju's demise and he mentioned in his post that it is indeed a sad day for him and the entire industry.

Mahesh Babu's tweet read, "Shocked to learn that Krishnam Raju garu is no more... A very sad day for me and the entire industry. His life, his work and his immense contribution to cinema will always be remembered. My deepest condolences to Prabhas and the entire family during this difficult time 🙏". Similarly, Anushka took to her Instagram page to share a memorable throwback picture of her along with Krishnam Raju and in her post, she wrote, "Rest in peace our very own Krishnam raju garu … a legend a soul with the biggest heart ..U will live on in our hearts 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻".

Apart from being a star actor, Krishnam Raju also tasted success with his political stint. He served as the Union Minister of the Country during Vajpayee's rule. Krishnam Raju is survived by his wife Shyamala Devi and daughters, Sai Praseedha, Sai Prakreeti, and Sai Pradeepti. Reports suggest that the cremation will take place tomorrow (September 12) afternoon.