Celebrities Pay Tributes To ‘Babai of Tollywood’ Chalapathi Rao On Twitter


Tollywood celebrities and politicians took to social media to condole the death of veteran actor Chalapathi Rao (78), who died of a cardiac arrest at his residence on Saturday night. He is said to have acted in more than 1,200 films portraying a variety of roles including villain, comic and character roles in a career spanning five decades. He was a staunch assistant to actor NT Rama Rao in love with the actors and technicians of the Telugu film industry, who called him ‘Babai’.

Chalapathi Rao acted in several Telugu films as a supporting actor and villain with NT Rama Rao, Krishna, Akkineni Nagarjuna, Chiranjeevi and Venkatesh, and Pawan Kalyan, Jr NTR, Manchu Vishnu and the younger generation of actors.

Andhra Pradesh Tourism Minister and former actor RK Roja said Chalapathi Rao was a very positive person and his death was a great loss to the film industry.

Message from Nandamuri Kalyan Ram.

Jana Sena party chief and actor Pawan Kalyan also tweeted his condolence message.

Sad to know that veteran actor Chalapathi Rao garu and one of the nicest human beings. He always kept the people around him happy with his cheerful nature. Strength to his family was tweeted by director Sreenu Vaitla.

Megastar Chiranjeevi, who acted in several films with Chalapathi Rao, tweeted his condolences.

The actor went to the late actor’s residence and paid tribute to the actor and offered his condolences to his son Ravi Babu and other family members.

“Sri. Chalapathi rao garu was a towering figure, on and off screen. He was always wise and insightful. His death is painful. I pray for the strength of his families,” actor Manchu Vishnu tweeted. His brother Manchu Manoj also tweeted his condolences.

The veteran actor has a son who is actor, director and producer Ravi Babu and two daughters. The cremation will take place at the Mahaprasthanam in Jubillee hills on Wednesday morning, as A has to come to India for his daughters who live in the US.

Ravi Babu told the media that his father died peacefully after having lunch at his residence.

Also read: Jr NTR’s emotional tweet after actor Chalapathi Rao’s death



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