HYDERABAD: Actor-politician Nandamuri Harikrishna--son of late Andhra Pradesh chief minister NT Rama Rao-- died in a road accident in Nalgonda Wednesday morning.
The 61-year-old was driving a Toyota Fortuner from Hyderabad to Nellore when the accident happened near Anneparthy village. Two others were present with him in the SUV. They suffered injuries and are undergoing treatment. They were on their way to attend a marriage in Nellore today.
The vehicle-suspected to be overspeeding- hit the median, rolled over and collided with a vehicle coming on the opposite side and a culvert.
Passersby shifted a seriously injured Harikrishna to Kamineni Hospital, Narketpally. But he succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.
Deeply saddened by the news of Harikrishna garu's untimely demise. May his soul rest in peace. Strength and love to my brother @tarak9999 and his entire family in this time of grief.— Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) August 29, 2018
Harikrishna's sons Junior NTR, Kalyanram and other family members rushed to Kamineni hospital.
Andhra Pradesh CM Nara Chandrababu Naidu and family are also expected to reach hospital shortly.
Deeply saddened by the tragic death of Shri Harikrishna, former Rajya Sabha MP and son of Late Shri NT Rama Rao, in a road accident. pic.twitter.com/Bnlxi95q8N— VicePresidentOfIndia (@VPSecretariat) August 29, 2018
On the Hyderabad-Vijayawada highway four years ago, near Kodad, Harikrishna's son Janakiram had also died in a similar road accident.
His another son Tollywood star Junior NTR was also seriously injured in a road accident on the same highway at Munagala in the year of 2009.