Hyderabad: Tollywood superstar Mahesh Babu’s mother, Ghattamaneni Indira Devi, passed away on Wednesday morning after a prolonged illness. She was 70 years old.
Indira Devi, who had been treated at a major city hospital since last week, breathed her last at home.
She is survived by her husband and veteran Telugu star of yesteryear Krishna, her son Mahesh Babu and three daughters.
His death is the second tragedy to hit the Ghattamaneni family this year. His eldest son Ramesh Babu had passed away earlier this year.
A blanket of grief enveloped the superstar’s home on Wednesday. Tributes and messages of condolence have begun to reach the family through social networks.
Tollywood Megastar Chiranjeevi was one of the first to send condolences to Mahesh Babu and Krishna. “Extremely sad to hear about the passing of Indira Devi garu. I convey my deepest condolences to superstar Krishna garu, brother Mahesh Babu and family,” he tweeted in Telugu.
Movie industry bigwigs have headed straight to the Ghattamaneni family home to pay their respects to the late matriarch.
Family sources said the funeral will take place on Wednesday afternoon.