Superstar Krishna's elder son and Mahesh Babu's elder brother Ramesh Babu passes away on Saturday night after a prolonged illness. He was 56. The news of his death was confirmed on Twitter by GMB Entertainment, the production company owned by the family.
The statement read, “It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved Ghattamaneni Ramesh Babu garu. He will continue to live in our hearts forever.” The family also advised fans and followers to not gather for the funeral and last rites, given the Covid-19 protocols in place. “In light of the current circumstances, we request all our well-wishers to adhere to the Covid-19 norms and avoid gathering at the cremation venue,” the statement further stated.
Ramesh Babu started his career as a child artist in his father Krishna's movies and later went on to perform lead roles in several films. He turned producer and made hit movies such as 'Arjun' and 'Atithi'.
Tollywood celebrities including actor Chiranjeevi, Pawan Kalyan, Venkatesh, Varun Tej, Anil Ravipudi, Ramesh Varma, Gopichand Malineni, and Nithin also offered their condolences to Ramesh Babu’s family.