Veteran actress Geetanjali dies

Veteran actress Geetanjali breathed for the last time Wednesday night while receiving treatment for cardiac arrest. He was 72 years old. His death left his family and loved ones in the movie industry in shock. In an illustrious career that spanned more than six decades, Geetanjali appeared in more than 200 films in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi. Introduced to the big screen by NTR with Seetharama Kalyanam in 1961, some of his most prominent films include Dr. Chakravarthy, Gudachari 116, Bobbili Yuddham and more.

Born as Mani in Kakinada, the actress was renamed Geetanjali by Lakshmikant-Pyarelal, who directed her movie Parasmani. Coming from a family of four girls and one boy, he performed for the first time on stage when he was four years old, when he did a classical dance with his sister. There was no going back after that.

Geethanjali's performance as Sita in his debut film became his business card. He then performed alongside the main idols of the time, including NTR, ANR, Sivaji Ganesan and Rajkumar. He married his co-star Ramakrishna, with whom he worked in many films. Tamannaah-starrer That is Mahalakshmi, which has not yet been released, will be the last Geethanjali movie.

Remembering his mother as a happy soul who never let his illness take control of his life, his son and actor Adith Srinivas got excited. Several Tollywood stars also poured their tributes. “It was presented to the silver screen as Sita and had all the qualities of the goddess. She was like a mother to everyone present, staying with us in good times and bad times, ”Naresh said. Breaking, Hema, who couldn't control her tears, said: I used to be very close to her. She was so motherly; she would always make sure she was in a good mood.

Uttej, surprised, added: “We are all deeply shocked because we all love Geetanjali garu. She was the embodiment of the film industry for me. I used to annoy her by calling her Geetha ... Yesterday I talked to her.

Manchu Manoj He tweeted: “It's sad to hear the sudden death of #Geetanjali garus. My deepest condolences to the family ... she was very close to our family and is really heartbreaking ... you will always live in Cinema andi. Rest in peace ... ”(sic)

The mortal remains of the actress were kept at her home in Nandinagar. The last rites were performed on Thursday night.