Hyderabad: Actor Mahesh Babu’s elder brother and Superstar Krishna’s elder son Ghattamaneni Ramesh Babu passed away here on Saturday night due to health complications, sources close to the family said. He was 56.
“It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved Ghattamaneni Ramesh Babu garu. He will continue to live in our hearts forever,” GMB Entertainment, the official twitter handle of Mahesh Babu Entertainment said on Saturday night.
It the light of current circumstances, the family members requested the well-wishers to adhere to COVID-19 norms and avoid gatherings at the cremation venue, the tweet added.
Ramesh Babu started his career as a child artist in his father Krishna’s movies and later went on to perform lead roles in several films. He turned producer and made hit movies such as Arjun and Atithi.
“Shocked and deeply saddened by the demise of Shri G Ramesh babu. My heartfelt condolences to Shri Krishna garu, @urstrulyMahesh and all the family members. May the Almighty give strength to the family to cope with the tragic loss,” actor Chiranjeevi tweeted.
Mahesh Babu on Thursday had revealed that he tested positive for the novel coronavirus and is in home isolation. Mahesh took to his official Instagram handle and shared the news in a statement. He wrote, “To all my fans and well-wishers, Despite taking all the necessary precautions, I’ve tested positive for COVID-l9 with mild symptoms. I’ve isolated myself at home and have been following medical guidance.”
“Request all those who came in contact with me to get themselves tested. I urge everyone who’s not taken their vaccination to do so immediately, as it reduces the risk of severe symptoms and hospitalization. Please follow the COVID norms and stay safe. Can’t wait to be back. Love,” he added.