To mark the 98th birthday of legendary Telugu actor Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao on Friday, actor Chiranjeevi shared a big throwback photo of him with NTR. In his position, he also requested the government to honor his legacy by posthumously honoring him the Bharat Ratna. He claimed that NTR should be honored in the same way that the Assamese singer, poet and musician Bhupen Hazarika was posthumously awarded India’s highest civilian award.
His Instagram post, which is in Telugu, says: “It would be a proud moment for all Telugu people if Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao gets Bharat Ratna posthumously, just like they did for the great singer Bhupen Hazarika. With the centenary celebrations (from NTR) In anticipation, if he could be honored with the coveted award, it would also be a great pride for the Telugu people, recalling the towering persona on his birthday.”
Chiranjeevi had shared the screen with NTR in Tiruguleni Manishi in 1981.
Jr NTR, Nandamuri Kalyanram, Nara Rohith, Nandamuri Balakrishna and Vice President of India Venkaiah Naidu also remembered the former chief minister of the former Andhra Pradesh on his birthday.
“I pay tribute to the former Chief Minister, beloved leader of the Telugu people, favorite actor, Sri Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao on his birthday. #NTRJayanthi#NTR,” Venkaiah Naidu tweeted.