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Narendra Modi, Amitabh Bachchan pay tributes to ANR

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The entire Telugu film industry and several prominent politicians have been visiting Annapurna Studios since morning to pay their last respects. Narendra Modi, Rajnath Singh, N Chandra Babu Naidu, Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Anupam Kher, Mohan Lal and Prakash Raj took to twitter to express their grief to the Legendary actor Dr Akkineni Nageswara Rao.

N Chandrababu Naidu: Grief beyond words with the demise of legend Shri Akkineni Nageshwara Rao. An era comes to an end. Great actor & a great human being.

Narendra Modi: Akkineni Nageswara Rao was one of Indian cinema's stalwarts, who will be remembered for his rich contribution. Saddened by his demise. RIP.

Rajnath Singh: Nageshwar Rao's contribution to Indian cinema will always be cherished. Heartfelt tributes to ANR and condolences to his bereaved family.

Amitabh Bachchan: Another great iconic legend of cinema passes away this morning : Nageshwar Rao, of Telugu cinema, a most affable considerate human ! Akkineni Nageshwar Rao, legend of Telugu cinema, formed the incredible duo with another legend NTR, leaves behind incredible legacy.

Lata Mangeshkar: Telugu film industry ke mahan kalakar Akkineni Nageshwara Rao ji ka aaj swargwas hua ye sunke mujhe bohot Akkineni Nageshwara Rao ji ke haatho'n mujhe 4 saal pehele puraskar mila tha tabhi unse bhet hui thi.

Ram Gopal Varma: Apart from numerous other contributions ANR was the most instrumental in bringing the telugu film industry to hyd. I still cant forget the way ANR put his hand on my shoulder in appreciation after seeing the first copy of my debut film "Shiva".

Abhishek Bachchan: And the industry loses another Legend. RIP A. Nageshwara Rao garu. A true inspiration. Thoughts and prayers for his family.

Anupam Kher: An Actor, A Gentleman & A Cinematic Phenomena Akkineni Nageswara Rao Garu. Have learnt a lot from him. Will Miss him & his performances.RIP.

Mohanlal: Saddened by the death of legendary actor Nageswara Rao Sir, Irreparable loss to film industry. May his soul rest in peace.

Prakash Raj: Thank u ANR garu.. For entertaining us. 4 ur studios 4 ur children. 4 being a pioneer in bringing Telugu film industry to Hyderabad. RIP !!

Radikaa Sarathkumar: Deeply saddened by the demise of ANR, worked with him& shared a warm friendship. Learnt so much of professional discipline frm him. Ramudu kadhu krishnudu , my 1st film with him.My regret did not meet him last month. Tears in my eyes as I bid adieu. RIP legend

Khushbu Sundar: WTH!!! #ANR the legendary actor no more??sad,really sad..known 2 be a thorough gentleman..may his family find d strength 2 cope wid d loss. Never had d opportunity 2 meet #NageshwarRao gaaru..but hve heard so much about his philanthropic n generous heart..never publicized though.

Rajamouli SS: Saddened by the news of the legendary Nageswararao garu. He stood as a towering father figure for the telugu film industry. Irreparable loss

Siddharth: A true legend & a giant has left us. RIP Akkineni Nageswara Rao garu. What a life. What a man. Will cherish every second I spent with you.

Samantha Ruth Prabhu: RIP ANR Garu.what a great loss.love and strength to the family on this sad day. greatest honour for me to have been in the same frame as him.

Riteish Deshmukh: Legendary A Nagrswara Rao - RIP - deepest condolences to the family n loved ones - Huge loss.

Genelia Deshmukh: RIP ANRGaru,, Was my honour to be launched in the Telugu Industry by you.. Strength n Prayers to the entire fly.

Mohan Babu M: Shocked! Cannot express my grief.

Muralimohan Maganti: I am deeply saddened with the demise of our beloved artist ANR RIP Sir pic.twitter.com/N3faNxmnj5

Rana Daggubati: And our first pillar falls. A man who has lived and worked in cinema from the silent era till this date is no more amongst us. RIP ANR garu.

Nani: Thera pai naa favourite thathayya ika leru ... Seetha ramayya Gaaru ika leru .. Akkineni nageswara rao gaaru ika leru .. RIP :(

nithiin: A great legend of indian cinema is no more..R.i.P A.N.R garu..

Nikhil Siddhartha: Legend ANR garu is No More... He Will live in our hearts forever through his iconic movies...

Manchu Manoj: ANR Garu will always be around us .. Greatest soul Rip...

Ram Pothineni: #RIP ANRGaru.. Thank you for all that you've taught/given us...You shall LIVE on forever..strength to All Of Us! -|2

Sundeep Kishan: Really sad news..unable to Digest it..RIP Nageshwar Rao Garu..thank you for making TFI immortal with your eternal presence..will miss you :(

Varun Sandesh: R.I.P to d legend ANR garu!! All I can say is it was great to have walked in your footsteps:-(

suresh: End of an Era,Great ANR garu.privilege to work in SP Bhayankar,Rajeswari Kalyanam,Subbaraju gari Kutumbam.Revered,cherished n Missed! RIP :(

Manoj Bajpayee: RIP nageshwar garu!may your soul rest in peace.

Baba Sehgal: ANR garu, loved by his fans & friends who lived his life with immense positivity passed away this morning, may his soul RIP..

Jayam Ravi: Rip anr gaaru. Irreplaceable loss.

Prasanna Venkatesan: RIP Nageswara Roa sir! My deep condolences to akkineni family @iamnagarjuna

Deva Katta: He even humbled death with his grace...smiled at it before it knocked on his door, made friends with it and walked away into eternal light.. The legend of legends with towering achievements and utmost conscience lives with us and leads us forever...May his soul rest in peace !!

Sreenu Vaitla: "Mahabhi nishkramanam" the great ANR garu will miss you sir!

Devi Sri Prasad: OMG.!! Shockd n saddend by d news of Legendary ANR garu.. Always considered him Immortal.!! Cannot believe this news.!! May his soul RIP...

Gopichand Malineni: Telugu film industry lost its other eye now ,first NTR and now ANR. RIP ANR !! ..a true legend.

Madhura Sreedhar: We miss you 'ANR' Garu. You are Evergreen Hero of Telugu Cinema.

Puri Jagannadh: LEGEND REST IN PEACE

Vennela Kishore: Shocked to see news abt ANR garu..who has been a parent node for TFI network.cinema would never be the same if he hadn't come along..RIP sir

Raghu Kunche: Telugu cinema Thana Rendo kannu ni kolpoindi -this is a really very Very bad morning-SRI ANR no more -RIP

BVS Ravi: The man who stood tall against the crests of success n the troughs of testing times living ahead of times.#ANR your life is a lesson.

Kona Venkat: A great loss not only to Akkineni family but to all the movie lovers. What a great journey !! U will live forever In the hearts of millions.

Gopi Mohan: ANR garu,A true great artiste in Indian Cinema,will live forever in our hearts with his golden memorable films.RIP

Mahesh Shankar: All the world's a stage, And one man in his time plays many parts.” To a man who played his many, many parts to perfection. RIP ANR.

Priya Mani: A very encouraging person he was!!!a great loss for the industry!!!!u will b missed ANR garu!!!!! May the family find strength to cope with this huge loss:(

Sneha Ulaal: I was lucky to be blessed by ANR garu when I was shooting for Current...

Yami Gautham: RIP Akkineni Nageshwar Rao Sir.One of the true Stalwarts of the Film Industry.

Vimala Raman: RIP ANR garu ..What a legend and pioneer we have lost in the industry ... Feel privileged to have met him a few times .. God bless his soul

Karthika Nair: Heartbroken!RIP ANRgaru..my 1st mentor a legend..

Sudheer Babu: Rip ANR garu.1st time I was there on stage in front of media was with him.em maya chesave success meet...

Harshvardhan Rane: My deep condolences to Akkineni family. Very sad to hear about the biggest loss to Indian cinema. RIP ANR sir.