It was a day of mourning for fans of Telugu cinema as veteran actress, Lakshmi Devi Kanakala passed away due to age related ailments. She has acted in a number of films and is mother of actor Rajeev Kanakala. She breathed her last at a private hospital in Hyderabad. At 78, she was suffering from a number of health issues. Besides her work in films like Police Lock Up, Prema Bandham and Oka Vuri Katha, she also ran a film training institute, which has trained the likes of Chiranjeevi and Allari Naresh. A number of actors came in to offer their last respects. Junior NTR was seen someone back at her residence. Chiranjeevi also offered his condolences through a public message.
Allari Naresh wrote on Twitter on how she was a source of guidance and taught people to be humble. Rajiv Kanakala is a well known film and TV actor. He is married to Suma and they have a production house. He was last seen in films like Anando Brahma and Lie.
She taught humility,she fed us during class and she generously taught her art to make me an https://t.co/6wpEIF9pxM be doing just what you taught me to do on the day you passed on is my salute to https://t.co/sROHh7vd2x my first guru Lakshmi Kanakala Garu,an irreplaceable loss.
— Allari Naresh (@allarinaresh) February 3, 2018
The late actress is survived by husband Devdas Kanakala, son Rajeev Kanakala, daughter Sri Lakshmi, daughter-in-law Suma, son-in-law Ramarao and grandchildren. Bollywood Life offers its condolences to the family in this time of mourning.
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