October 4, 2023

Actor Taraka Ratna Succumbs After 23-Day Battle

Taraka Ratna

Actor Taraka Ratna collapsed during his cousin and TDP leader Nara Lokesh’s padayatra in Kuppam. Despite the efforts of doctors, he did not recover and tragically passed away after a 23-day battle at Narayana Hospital in Bengaluru. 

He was 40 years old and is survived by his wife Alekya Reddy and daughter. His body is currently being transported to Hyderabad by ambulance, and his final rites are expected to take place on Monday.

About “Taraka Ratna Collapsing”

On January 27, while taking part in his cousin and TDP leader Nara Lokesh’s padayatra, actor Taraka Ratna collapsed due to cardiac problems. 

Taraka Ratna, who is the grandson of the legendary N.T. Rama Rao and son of Mohana Krishna, was quickly taken to a local hospital in Kuppam and then transferred to a hospital in Bengaluru for better medical care. 

Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of doctors, his health did not improve and he remained in the ICU for 23 days until he passed away on Saturday.

Taraka Ratna’s wife, Alekhya Reddy, who was also his childhood friend, and their daughter were present at the hospital during his passing. 

Despite reports of his health improving in the last few days and the efforts of specialists flown in from the US for his treatment, he was unable to survive.

In 2002, Taraka Ratna made his debut in the Telugu film Okato Number Kurradu. His debut was a sensation as he was cast in lead roles for nine films, which were all launched on the same day. 

He went on to act in about 20 films, including Yuvaratna, Bhadradri Ramudu, Amaravathi, and Nandeeswarudu, but he did not achieve much success despite his first film being a musical hit. More recently, Taraka Ratna also appeared in the web series 9 hours.

Following Ratna’s untimely passing, messages of condolences poured in from both his family and the film industry. His uncle and former Chief Minister N. 

Condolences from renowned personalities 

Chandrababu Naidu expressed his condolences, acknowledging the doctors’ efforts and the family’s prayers but ultimately recognizing that Taraka Ratna could not be saved. AP Chief Minister Y.S. Jaghanmohan Reddy also shared his condolences on Twitter. 

Telangana CM K. Chandrasekhar Rao and actor Chiranjeevi were among those who offered their condolences during this difficult time.

Nara Lokesh, the TDP leader and cousin of Taraka Ratna, shared a tweet expressing his sorrow and mentioned how he would miss Taraka Ratna’s affectionate voice calling him ‘Bava.’ 

It is expected that Lokesh will take a break from his ongoing padayatra in Andhra Pradesh to pay his respects to his cousin. Fans of the actor shared his pictures with his uncle Balakrishna and other family members during this time.

Actor Mahesh Babu also shared a tweet expressing his shock and deep sadness at the untimely passing of Taraka Ratna

He mentioned that Taraka Ratna was gone too soon and extended his thoughts and prayers to the family and loved ones. 

Additionally, Minister for Finance T. Harish Rao also offered his condolences during this difficult time.

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