Anil Kapoor, Akkineni Nagarjuna, Siddharth and Lakshmi Manchu condole Bapu’s demise!

The veteran director passed away at the age of 80

The entire Tollywood was deeply shocked to hear that one of the greatest filmmakers of Telugu cinema, Sattiraju Lakshmi Narayana lovingly called as Bapu, was no more. The ace director, who had helmed more than 50 films in his four and half decade long career, passed away yesterday after prolonged illness. As the nation mourned this irreplaceable loss, here is what the celebs had to say about the great filmmaker.

Prakash Raj

The Ulvachiru Biriyani star tweeted,” Rip. Bapugaru… Take a bow chief ..for the soul n respect u brought to Telugu cinema. Thank uuuu. Will miss you.”

Akkineni Nagarjuna

The Manam actor expressed his grief by tweeting,” #Bapu Remember spending wonderful times with bapu garu on the Godavari during the making of andala ramudu. May his soul rest in peace. Bapu garu will always live with us through his paintings and beautiful movies. God bless”

Lakshmi Manchu

The Gundello Godari actress mourned Bapu’s demise by saying,” Rip Bapu garu. A legend rests. What an amazing artistic journey.”

Manoj Manchu

The Current Teega hero tweeted,” Omg …. Bapu garu will be there Forever… RIP the true Master”


The Jigarthanda actor was deeply saddened by the news of Bapu’s demise and he shared his feelings about the director on Twitter. He tweeted,” The great Bapu garu has passed away… Artist, writer, film maker par excellence. Huge influence on many a generation! RIP sir.”

Anil Kapoor

The Dil Dhadakne Do actor remembered his Woh Saat Din director with fondness as grieved his death. Anil Kapoor tweeted,” My Guru Bapu Garu is no more. Saddened and heart broken will miss him always.”

After making films for more than 45 years, winning two National Awards and six Nandi Awards, touching millions of lives with his masterpieces, the master director has finally called it a day. May his soul rest in peace!