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Krishna cremated with full State honours, as thousands of fans join in his last journey

Fans participate in the final journey of ‘Super Star’ Krishna, in Hyderabad on Wednesday.

Fans participate in the final journey of ‘Super Star’ Krishna, in Hyderabad on Wednesday.
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The mortal remains of ’Superstar’ Krishna , who died here on Tuesday, were cremated at Mahaprasthanam in the presence of his family members and a few chosen people on Wednesday evening with full State honours. Krishna’s son and actor Mahesh Babu performed the rituals amid the gun salute given by the police. were cremated at Mahaprasthanam in the presence of his family members and a few chosen people on Wednesday evening with full State honours. Krishna’s son and actor Mahesh Babu performed the rituals amid the gun salute given by the police

Earlier, the mortal remains were taken from the Padmalaya studios as thousands of his fans and well-wishers from across Andhra Pradesh and Telangana turned up to pay their last respects. Thousands participated in the final journey, while hundreds lined up on either side of the road to have the final glimpse as the vehicle carrying his mortal remains passed through. Earlier in the morning, his body was brought to Padmalaya studios from his residence.

Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy consoling cine hero Mahesh Babu, son of cine hero Krishna, in Hyderabad on Wednesday.

Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy consoling cine hero Mahesh Babu, son of cine hero Krishna, in Hyderabad on Wednesday.
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Stars from the film world and dignitaries paid their respects. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan; BJP State chief Bandi Sanjay; Evangelist K.A. Paul; actors Chiranjeevi, Mohan Babu, Balakrishna, Prabhas, Allu Arjun, Vijay Deverakonda, Rana Daggubati were among those who attended.

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Mr. Jagan hugged Mahesh Babu and consoled other family members after paying respects to the mortal remains. TDP MLA and actor Balakrishna, who was present at that time exchanged greetings. Those who could not attend the rites penned their respects to the departed soul with an emotional touch. Many recalled that Krishna was the superstar of the Telugu fans and would remain forever.

Krishna’s granddaughter and Mahesh Babu’s daughter Sitara penned an emotional post on social media sharing a picture with him and reminiscing the moments she spent. She said weekend lunch would never be the same again and she picked up so many valuable lessons from him. “Hope I can make you proud someday. I’ll miss you so much Thatha garu,” she wrote.

Krishna’s daughter Manjula also shared an emotional note saying though he was the superstar for the world, at home he was just a normal loving father.

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