Hyderabad: Rich tributes were paid to Telugu Desam Party (TDP) founder and former Chief Minister of erstwhile Andhra Pradesh NT Rama Rao on his 19th death anniversary on Sunday.
TDP President and chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who is also Rao's son-in-law, the leader's widow Lakshmi Parvathi, family members and several party leaders visited NTR Ghat here this morning and offered floral tributes.
Describing NT Rama Rao as a "yugpurush", Naidu said the legendary actor and politician would be remembered forever.
NT Rama Rao's son Harikrishna also paid respects to the leader. He was accompanied by his sons, actors junior NTR and Kalyan Ram.
Born in 1923 in Krishna district of the coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rao was a legendary Telugu actor.
He created history by storming to power in 1983 in just nine months after forming TDP. Rao is also hailed for his role in the non-Congress politics in the country till 1990s.