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President Murmu releases commemorative coin on legendary actor NT Rama Rao on his centenary year

August 28, 2023 1:45 PM IST

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President Droupadi Murmu released the commemorative coin on NT Rama Rao on his centenary year at Rashtrapati Bhavan Cultural Centre on August 28, 2023.

Speaking on the occasion, the President said that NT Rama Rao has enriched Indian cinema and culture through Telugu films. He breathed life into the prominent characters of Ramayana and Mahabharata through his acting. The characters of Lord Rama and Lord Krishna played by him became so alive that people started worshiping NTR. She noted that NTR also expressed the pain of the common people through his acting. He spread the message of social justice and equality through one of his films ‘Manushulanta Okkate’ i.e. All human beings are equal.

President said that NTR’s popularity was equally wide as a public servant and leader. He created a unique chapter in Indian politics through his extraordinary personality and hard work. He initiated many public welfare programs, which are remembered till today.

The President appreciated Ministry of Finance for bringing the commemorative coin on NTR. She said that his unique personality would always be imprinted in the hearts of the people, especially the Telugu speaking people.

NTR’s career was marked by his mesmerizing performances in various films that showcased his versatility as an actor.In 1982, he established a political party. NTR’s entry into politics was met with overwhelming support, and his party achieved a historic victory in the 1983 Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly elections. He held the post of CM of Andhra Pradesh. NTR implemented several welfare measures that focused on empowering the marginalized sections of society.

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