Aradhana cultural organization instituted SVR award this year. The first award is given to Krishnam Raju on the night on 16 July in Hyderabad.
Kanna Lakshmi Narayana presented Swarnakankanam. MS Reddy felicitated Krishnam Raju with a shawl. This function is attended by Krishnam Raju family, Prabhas, B Gopal, Muthyala Subbaiah, Tammareddy Bharadwaja, Brahmanandam, Venkat, Baladitya, P Vijaya Babu. Amareswara Rao, BVK Raju. SVR’s grandsons Ravi Kiran and Jr. SVR also attended this eve.
MS Rddy said, “ANR, NTR and SVR are three actors that made Telugu film industry proud. Neither government nor the film industry gave due recognition to SVR. It is nice to see that Aradhana cultural organization instituted as award on SVR name. Krishna Raju is getting the first award.”
Kanna Lakshmi Narayana promised that he would take this issue to Chief Minister and make sure that an award on SVR is instituted from Government.
Responding to the felicitation Krishnam Raju said, “I am not used felicitations. SVR is a great actor. I was fortunate enough to act with him in 1966 for Chiluka Gorinka film. He gave many suggestions to me at that time and all those suggestions helped us. I am feeling good about receiving the first award on SVR‘s name. I will do many good characters in the future. I am planning to producer 2-3 films per year on our home banner.”