Actor Mahesh Babu’s mother and veteran superstar Krishna’s wife Indira Devi passed away in the wee hours of Wednesday in Hyderabad due to ill health. She was 70. Indira Devi’s mortal remains will be kept at Padmalaya Studios from 9 am to 12 pm so that people can pay tribute. The funeral will take place at Maha Prasthanam.
Mahesh's family released a statement about the sad news that read, “Smt Ghattamaneni Indira Devi, wife of veteran actor Krishna and mother of Mahesh Babu passed away a short while ago. She had been suffering from illness for quite some time now. Her mortal remains will be kept at Padmalaya Studios for fans to visit at 9 am today and later the last rites will be performed at Maha Prasthanam." Several fans paid their last respect to the actor's late mother on social media.
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Mahesh's last post for his mother on Instagram was in May this year. He had shared pictures of Indira, his wife Namrata Shirodkar and their children – Gautham Ghattamaneni and Sitara Ghattamaneni. He had written, "To my Amma. To the mother of my lifelines. And to all the mothers in the world...A very happy Mother's Day! Your love is irreplaceable. Respect always!"