President Droupadi Murmu unveiled a commemorative coin in honor of the legendary actor and former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, late N T Rama Rao. The ceremony took place at the esteemed Rashtrapati Bhavan Cultural Centre, marking the centenary year of N T Rama Rao’s remarkable life and contributions.
Enriching Indian Cinema and Culture Through Telugu Films
In a heartfelt address during the event, President Murmu paid tribute to N T Rama Rao’s significant impact on Indian cinema and culture, particularly through his exceptional body of work in Telugu films. NTR breathed life into prominent characters from the Indian epics Ramayana and Mahabharata through his captivating performances. The portrayal of characters such as Lord Rama and Lord Krishna by NTR was so profoundly authentic that it transcended mere acting and led to a form of reverence, with people beginning to worship him.
N T Rama Rao: Portraying the Heartbeat of the Common Folk Through Acting
N T Rama Rao possessed a unique talent for resonating with the sentiments and feelings of ordinary citizens through his acting. He adeptly depicted the hardships and challenges that regular individuals encountered, employing his artistic prowess for fostering empathy and forging connections. One of his films, ‘Manushulanta Okkate,’ conveyed a poignant message of social justice and equality, encapsulating the idea that all human beings are inherently equal.
A Multifaceted Legacy: From Actor to Public Servant
N T Rama Rao’s legacy extended beyond the silver screen to the realm of public service and leadership. His unparalleled personality and unwavering dedication resulted in a unique chapter in Indian politics. His hard work and charisma enabled him to initiate a plethora of public welfare programs that continue to be remembered and revered even today. NTR’s influence as a public servant and leader was just as profound as his impact on the cinematic world.
Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao: Pioneering Chief Minister of United Andhra Pradesh
Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (N T Rama Rao) assumed the role of Chief Minister for three consecutive terms in United Andhra Pradesh from 1983 to 1995. Notably, he achieved the distinction of being the inaugural non-member of the Indian National Congress to occupy this position. Instead, he represented the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), an entity he established in 1982.
Appreciation for a Thoughtful Tribute
President Murmu extended her appreciation to the Union Ministry of Finance for their initiative in creating the commemorative coin as a tribute to N T Rama Rao. The coin serves as a symbol of remembrance and admiration for the immense contributions and influence of this iconic figure.