Reminiscing the days of SVR

Speakers at the centenary celebrations of the thespian of yesteryears’ Telugu movie world, S.V. Ranga Rao, described him as an artiste of rare quality.

Presiding over the event, Sreepada Kumara Sharma, a senior chartered accountant and chairman of Sri Sreepada Kala Sahithya Peetham, said when actors N.T. Rama Rao and Akkineni Nageswar Rao were two eyes of the Telugu film field, SVR was the heart of it. Though his life was short, he donned several memorable roles in Telugu, Tamil and Kannada movies, he said.

“S.V. Ranga Rao’s dialogue modulation was inimitable. He would deliver 20-minute dialogue without faltering. He had a very good time sense. We all are proud of him. However, it was unfortunate that we could not honour him properly. Padmashree or Padmabhushan or any such civilian awards were not conferred on him,” said Sambaiah, SBI retired manager.

A.S. Posetty, a senior journalist and politician, said it’s impossible to describe SVR like how no one can count stars in the sky or fathom ocean. “I had an opportunity of seeing him in person. His was a great physique which would inspire all,” he said.

Classic Cinema Club president Meka Ramaswami said SVR brought fame to Telugu film world. JVV national honorary president P. Ram Mohan Rao participated.

Duryodhana mono-action by a child prodigy, Samskhruthi, made all spellbound.

Earlier, the participants paid rich tributes to the late artiste by garlanding his portrait.

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