HYDERABAD: Veteran Telugu film star and former Union minister Krishnam Raju on Sunday succumbed to cardiac arrest following over a month-hospitalisation for severe pneumonia and post-Covid complications.
Born as Uppalapati Venkata Krishnam Raju, 82 years, the film actor was suffering from diabetes mellitus, coronary heart disease, chronic heart rhythm disorder and heart dysfunction. He underwent leg surgery and amputation for the peripheral vascular disease last year. He has chronic kidney disease, chronic lung disease and chronic bronchitis on nebulized inhalers.
According to a statement, Krishnam Raju was admitted to AIG hospital in Hyderabad for post-Covid complications on August 5. “He was later diagnosed with severe pneumonia caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria and fungal organisms, severe infective bronchitis.”
Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy expressed their condolences.
“The death of…