Actor Mahesh Babu performs the last rites of his father Krishna.

Actor Mahesh Babu performs the last rites of his father Krishna.

Mahesh Babu was very close with his father Krishna as he was the biggest inspiration to become an actor.

The actor also considered his father a god and often credited his life to him. He also acted with his father as a child artist in almost 25 movies like Needa, Anna Thammudu, Gudachari 117 and Poratam.

Many celebs from the industry including Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna, Prabhas, Allu Arjun, Mohan Babu and others paid tribute to the late superstar. Mahesh Babu’s children Gautham Ghattamaneni and Sitara Ghattamaneni paid their last respects to their grandfather Krishna on Wednesday. Sitara also took to Instagram to share a heartfelt note for her grandfather Krishna.

It is with the deepest grief that we inform you of the passing of our dearest Krishna garu. He was a superstar in so many ways beyond the movie screen guided by love, humility and compassion.

He will live on through his work, through us, and the many lives he influenced. He loved us more than anything and we will miss him more with each passing day but as they say, goodbyes aren't forever. Until we meet again.

The superstar of Tollywood, Krishna passed away today at the age of 79.

The legendary actor and Mahesh Babu's father suffered cardiac arrest and breathed his last at a private hospital in Hyderabad.

Krishna is survived by his five children Mahesh Babu, Naresh Babu, Padmavathi, Manjula, and Priyadarshini.

Mahesh Babu is heartbroken with the demise of his father and superstar Krishna, who passed away on November 15. Today, the actor performed the last rites of his father in traditional lungi.

The actor got emotional as he bid goodbye to his father. In the span of two months, he lost his parents, mother Indira Devi and father Krishna.