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Shobha Naidu's demise is deeply saddening: Chiranjeevi

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Padma Shri Shobha Naidu's death has come as a shock. The legendary Kuchipudi exponent died due to some health complications on Wednesday. She was 64.

Megastar Chiranjeevi has said that her demise is a huge loss to all of us and to the Telugu cultural art fraternity. Mentioning her mentor Vempati China Satyam in his tribute, the 'Sye Raa' actor said that Shobha had "relentlessly worked for the promotion of our culture through Kuchipudi dance with great commitment and trained thousands of disciples."

The 'Acharya' actor said that it was an "honor when she appreciated my classical dance act in the film ‘Shubhalekha’."

He further wrote, "She had the opportunity to pursue a glittering career in films, but instead chose to dedicate herself to the Kuchipudi art form as she felt that was her calling. Most recently she did a dance video to promote awareness on the Corona Pandemic."