Fri, 24 Jan 2014 07:00:00 GMT | By IANS

Amitabh, Lata remember Akkineni Nageswara Rao

Amitabh Bachchan, Lata Mangeshkar, Sridevi, S S Rajamouli and Anupam Kher talk about late Telugu actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao.

Amitabh, Lata remember Akkineni Nageswara Rao (© Filmysouth)

Mumbai: Remembering him as a "wonderful human being", megastar Amitabh Bachchan and melody queen Lata Mangeshkar mourned the death of Telugu movie icon Akkineni Nageswara Rao.

The 91-year-old actor, popularly known as ANR in the south film industry, passed away Wednesday morning after losing his battle with cancer.

"Another great iconic legend of cinema passes away this morning: Nageswara Rao, of Telugu cinema, a most affable considerate human! Akkineni Nageswara Rao, legend of Telugu cinema, formed the incredible duo with another legend NTR, leaves behind incredible legacy," Bachchan, 71, tweeted.

84-year-old Mangeshkar remembered meeting Nageswara Rao during an award show four years ago.

"The great Telugu artist Akkineni Nageswara Rao today left for the heavenly abode and I am deeply saddened. He was not just a great artist but a wonderful human being. I had the opportunity to meet him four years ago... I had received an award from him. May God bless his soul and I pray for his family," Mangeshkar tweeted.

Actress Sridevi also paid tribute to the actor, saying his passing away marked the end of an era in Telugu cinema.

""An era comes to end-the doyen of Telugu Cinema.RIP Nageswara Rao Garu," Sridevi tweeted.

Director SS Rajamouli wrote: "An attitude towards life.. Wish we could learn a bit from him."

"An actor, a gentleman and a cinematic phenomena Akkineni Nageswara Rao Garu. Have learnt a lot from him. Will miss him and his performances. RIP," tweeted Anupam Kher.

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