Tollywood Bids Teary Farewell to Veteran Actor Kaikala Satyanarayana


Hyderabad: Veteran Telugu actor Kaikala Satyanarayana was cremated with state honors on Saturday. The last rites were performed at Mahaprasthanam in Hyderabad city.

Earlier, members of the Telugu film industry, political leaders and fans paid their last respects to Satyanarayana’s mortal remains at his Film Nagar residence in the city. Later, the funeral procession took out from the veteran actor’s residence to Mahaprasthanam. The actor was cremated in front of family members and others, amidst gun salutes given by the police.

Kaikala Satyanarayana died of age-related ailments at her residence in Filmnagar at the age of 87. He had been in ill health for some time and was mostly confined to his residence.

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Satyanarayana appeared in 777 films in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi films in a career spanning nearly six decades. The actor, who excelled in negative roles, won many awards, including the 2017 Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award for Telugu cinema and the Andhra Pradesh government’s Nandi film award.

A staunch aide of the late NT Rama Rao, Satyanarayana, who had a brief stint in politics, became a Member of Parliament representing the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Machilipatnam constituency in 1996.

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