A file photo of Indira Devi. (courtesy: manjulaghattamaneni)
Superstar Mahesh Babu's mother Indira Devi died at the age of 70 on Wednesday in Hyderabad due to illness, reported news agency PTI. Indira Devi's daughter and film producer Manjula Ghattamaneni wrote a eulogy for her mother on Instagram. She wrote: "Dear Mom, You are my first Guru, my foundation and my heart. Your love has been my protection. You are the biggest influence in my life. My mom knew only giving, giving, giving all through her life and did not ask anything for herself. There has not been a single day in our childhood where we missed her presence. She took care of all our needs in her usual selfless loving way."
She added in her note: "Her warmth is felt by anyone who came in contact with her. She has a great sense of humour, wit and infectious laughter. In her presence, I always felt a deep sense of security, comfort, acceptance and belonging that only a mother can give her child. She has never said no for anything .I didn't have a single argument with her in my entire life. I am very grateful for all that you have done for us mom. I can never thank you enough. Your spirit of selfless giving and sacrifice is beyond any words. We are blessed to have you as our mother and we are indebted to you for everything you have done for us."
Manjula Ghattamaneni signed off the post with these words: "Even though we are apart, I know you will always protect us with your unconditional love. You will continue to live in our hearts forever. I love you very much. Love and prayers on your further journey."
Read Manjula Ghattamaneni's post here:
Veteran actor Chiranjeevi, in his tweet, paid tribute to Indira Devi. "The news that Mrs Indira Devi has died is very sad. Wishing the soul of the Mother Goddess to rest in peace. I express my deepest condolences to Superstar Krishna, brother Mahesh Babu and all the family member," read his tweet translated from Telugu.
Jr NTR, in his tribute to Indira Devi, wrote: "Deeply saddened by the passing away of Indira Devi Garu. Deepest condolences to Krishna garu, Mahesh anna and family in this time of grief."
Indira Devi is survived by daughters Padmavathi, Manjula, Priyadarshini, and son Mahesh Babu. Her elder son Ramesh Babu died in January this year.