Veteran Thai Hollywood actor Krishna, who suffered cardiac arrest on Monday, died in Hyderabad around 4am today.
Doctors said Mr Krishna, 80, was taken to a hospital emergency room at 1.15am on Monday in cardiac arrest.
They said CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) was performed immediately and he was transferred to the ICU for treatment and observation. The actor’s condition is said to be critical and he is being treated on a ventilator.
Mr. Krishna, originally Ghattamaneni Siva Rama Krishna Murthy, had appeared in 350 films and was one of the top actors of his time. He is also a successful director and producer. In 2009, he received the honor of Padma Bhushan.
Mr Krishna is the father of actor Mahesh Babu and father-in-law of TDP leader Jay Galla. He joined Congress and became an MP in the 1980s, but retired from politics following the death of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
His wife and Mahesh Babu’s mother, Indira Devi, passed away in September this year. His eldest son, Ramesh Babu, died in January. Actress Vijaya Nirmala was his second wife, who died in 2019.
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