Hyderabad, Feb 23: The actor and TDP leader, Mr Nandamuri Hari Krishna, has mourned the deaths of veteran makeup artiste Pitambaram and character artiste Mikkilineni Radhakrishna Murty.
In a statement here today, Mr Hari Krishna stated that it was sad that the film industry has lost two veterans with a day’s gap. He said the film industry has lost an elderly person in the death of Pitambaram, who worked as make-up man for legendary artistes N T Rama Rao and M G Ramachandran. He said Pitambaram, who worked for 300 films with NTR had also worked as the make-up artiste of his son Nandamuri Bala Krishna. He said the death of Pitambaram was a big loss to the Nandamuri family.
Mr Hari Krishna has stated that the film industry has also lost a great actor in the death of Mikkilineni Radhakrishna Murty, who excelled himself both on the stage and on the silver screen. Mikkilineni had left an indelible mark in the history of the film industry as an artiste of Praja Natya Mandali, Freedom Fighter and film artiste. He said his death was a personal loss to him apart from the loss to the film industry. Hari Krishna has sent his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families. (NSS)