Superstar Krishna, the father of Mahesh Babu, breathed his last on Tuesday, November 15, leaving a void in the Telugu film industry and in the hearts of millions of fans. Having worked in over 350 films in his stellar career spanning over five decades, Krishna’s contribution to Tollywood is incredible. The veteran actor was also a respected director and producer.
Like the legendary actor Krishna, who died of cardiac arrest at the age of 79, the year 2022 witnessed the sad demise of several notable personalities of Indian cinema. So, here’s a look at some of the most iconic celebs who have said goodbye to the world this year:
Veteran Telugu actor Mannava Balayya passed away on April 9 this year at the age of 94. He delivered breakthrough performances in films like Crime and Punishment, Bhakta Kannappa and Peddannayya, besides producing films like Chelleli Kapuram and Oorukichina Maata, just to name a few. Balayya acted in more than 300 films in his illustrious film career.
Known as the rebel star of Telugu cinema, Krishnam Raju was the most loved villain on screen. He acted in some very popular films such as Bhakta Kannappa, Trisulam, Rangoon Rowdy and Tandra Paparayudu among others. Krishnam Raju was 83 when he died. The late actor suffered from bacterial pneumonia, after which he succumbed to a heart attack.
The well-known singer and composer Bappi Lahiri was all the rage with his spicy songs in the 80s and 90s. Some of his hit classics like Yaad Aa Raha Hai, Tamma Tamma Loge and Tune Maari Entriyaan still hold a special place in everyone’s playlist. The celebrated singer-composer passed away on February 15 due to a sleep disorder called Obstructive Sleep Apnea. He turned 69.
Legendary Bengali singer Sandhya Mukherjee had won the hearts of many with her melodious vocals in numerous super hits. The playback singer even received the honorary Banga Bibhushan Award for her outstanding contribution to Bengali cinema. Sandhya Mukherjee took her last breath on February 15 after going into cardiac arrest at the age of 90.
The Nightingale of India, the death of Lata Mangeshkar, marked an irreversible loss for Indian cinema. Lata’s captivating vocals have drawn the hearts of many over the years. She passed away on February 6 at the age of 92, leaving an unparalleled legacy.
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