Allu Ramalingaiah National Comedian Award - instituted
in the memory of Allu Ramalingaiah by Saripally Kondala
Rao - was given to master Telugu comedian Dr. Brahmanandam
at a function arranged in Harihara Kalabhavan in Hyderabad
on the night of 1st October 2005. This award was instituted
in the last year and 2004 award was given to Padmasri
Mano Rama. Assembly Speaker Suresh Reddy and Chiranjeevi
did the honors. Brahmanandam was given a Swarna Kamalam,
Prasamsa Patram and a souvenir.
said, "It is a gift for any actor to make the
people laugh with his histrionics. Brahmanandam is
such a blessed actor. Brahmanandam is one of the legendary
comedy actors in Telugu films after Relangi, Ramana
Reddy, Allu Ramalingaiah and Rajababu.
said, "It is a daily routine for me to remember
Allu Ramalingaiah. I would like to specially thank
Jandhyala for giving me life as an actor and Chiranjeevi
for encouraging me throughout."
function was attended by Allu Arvind, G Samaram, Aswini
Dutt, Vijaya Bapineedu, Edida Nageswara Rao, Allu
Arjun, Gowtam (son of Brahmanandam), Kota, Tanikella,
LB Sreeram, MS Narayana, Babu Mohan, AVS, Kondavalasa,
KK Sharma, Uttej, Gundu Hanmantha Rao, Siva Reddy,
Chittibabu, Hari Kishan, Vasiraju Prakasam and Jayalalitha.