Veteran actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao’s wife and mother of King Nagarjuna Smt Akkineni Annapurna breathed her last breath yesterday morning. She is survived by her husband, two sons and three daughters. She was 79 years old and was suffering from illness for a while now. ANR named Annapurna Studios after her on August 13, 1975. She was born in Denduluru village of West Godavari district in a farmer’s family.
Annapurna married Akkineni Nageswara Rao on February 19, 1949. She produced lot of successful films on Annapurna Studios banner. She had been a pillar of support for ANR since 60 years. The entire film industry was saddened by the untimely death of Annapurna and is rushing to ANR’s residence to pay their last respects to her.
Nagarjuna is on his way back to Hyderabad from Bangalore. Several celebrities are pouring their condolences via social networking sites. We express our deepest condolences to the bereaved family members.