Film fraternity, fans and family bid a tearful adieu to the southern star
Uday Kiran’s final rites were performed in Hyderabad amidst family, fraternity friends and fans. Film personalities and fans gathered in large numbers as Kiran was cremated today. Kiran’s father V Murthy performed the last rites. Dasari Narayana Rao, Venkatesh and D Suresh Babu, paid tributes and were present with the family. Uday’s sudden demise had left his family, fans and the film fraternity in shock.
The 33-year-old actor started in 2000, allegedly committed suicide at his flat at Srinagar colony here on Sunday night. Apparently the reason the actor took such a drastic step was because film offers dried up which lead to mental depression. “Since this (Tuesday) morning Uday’s body has been kept at the AP Film Chamber of Commerce office. Later in the evening, his last rites will be performed at the Erragadda cremation grounds,” C. Kalyan, president South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce, told in an interview.
Born on Jan 26, 1980, the actor made his cinematic debut with Telugu romantic-drama Chitram in 2000. He went on to act in several successful films such as Nuvvu Nenu and Manasantha Nuvve. He had also worked in Tamil films such Poi and Pen Singam. In October last year, Uday married his longtime friend Vishita. Before that, in 2003, he was engaged to Chiranjeevi’s daughter but the marriage was called off for unknown reasons.