Hyderabad: Veteran Tollywood Actor Ghattamaneni Siva Rama Krishna Murthy, known mononymously as Krishna, who suffered a massive cardiac arrest yesterday, passed away while undergoing treatment at Continental Hospitals in Gachibowli here at 4 AM on Tuesday.
He was 79 and is survived by one son who is popular actor Mahesh Babu and three daughters.
His two wives–Indira Devi and Vijaya Nirmala, Actress, Director and Producer, predeceased him.
The Superstar’s first son Ramesh Babu, born to Indira Devi died in January this year.
Krishna, a former director and producer known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema, was admitted to Continential Hospitals, after suffering a cardiac arrest at 01.15 AM on Monday, in a critical state and put on ventilator.
The doctors immediately performed a CPR, resuscitated him within 20 minutes and shifted him to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for treatment & observation.
An expert, multi-disciplinary team, including cardiologists, neurologists, and critical care specialists closely monitored his clinical condition till he breathed his last.