Remembering the Legend – NTR
Published on Jan 18, 2012 12:15 pm IST

Nandamuri Taraka Ramarao garu, or Anna garu as he is fondly known, needs no introduction. This iconic Legend will remain firmly in the hearts and minds of millions of Telugu people around the world for his unparalleled services to the Telugu community. To date, it has been 16 years since he passed away.

NTR was born into a small farming family in the village of Nimmakuru in Krishna District on 28th May 1923. With over 320 films to his credit, NTR rose to prominence as an actor par excellence and utterly dominated the genres of folklore and mythology. With legendary films like ‘Pathala Bhairavi’, ‘Maya Bazaar’, ‘Missamma’, ‘Gundamma Katha’ , ‘Ramudu – Bheemudu’, ‘Dana Veera Soora Karna’, ‘Bobbili Puli’, “Vetagadu’ and many many more blockbusters spread over four decades, NTR became the most prominent star of Telugu Cinema. He was especially adept at portraying negative characters like Ravana and Duryodhana in a heroic way. NTR was a darling of the masses and with his unbelievable performance in the roles of Lord Rama and Lord Krishna, he gained mythical status among Telugu people.

Always a fighter, NTR never gave up even in the face of impossible odds. He was also an accomplished director and producer. NTR’s life is a revelation and his courage, an inspiration. salutes NTR and prays that his soul may Rest in Peace.

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