The telugu cinema thespian Akkineni Nageshwara passed way on 22nd january 2014 at 2 :12 am in Care hospital,Banjara hills.He was 91 and is survived by three daughters and two sons, one of whom is actor akkineni Nagarjuna.
On Oct 19, 2013 he held a press meet and announced that he was diagnosed with cancer.
He was the youngest of 5 brothers born into a poor family on 20 September 1923 at Ramapuram, Krishna District.His parents, Akkineni Venkatratnam and Akkineni Punnamma
It was in 1941, at the age of 17, that he made his debut in the Telugu film, Dharmapatni.
He won 3 Filmfare Best Telugu Actor Awards in his acting career. He was honored with the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award, for his contribution to Indian cinema, and is the recipient of the Dada Saheb Phalke Award, the highest individual lifetime achievement award for films in India.
The ANR National Award was instituted by the foundation in the honor of Akkineni Nageswara Rao in 2005. The award is given annually to recognize people for their lifetime achievements and contributions to the Indian film industry
Telugu cinema industry will be missed another legend.