Krishna, the father of actor Mahesh Babu, was hospitalised in Hyderabad.


Since the passing of his wife Indira Devi in September, Mahesh Babu's father Krishna, a former celebrity, has reportedly been experiencing depression.

He lost his older son Ramesh Babu in January.

The veteran actor, whose full name is Ghattamnaneni Siva Rama Krishna Murthy, turned 79 in May this year.

He was revived from cardiac arrest in 20 minutes thanks to the cardiologists' prompt CPR.

Krishna appeared in more than 350 films. He received the Padma Bhushan award in 2009.