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Chiranjeevi unveils bronze statue of SVR

Chiranjeevi greeting his fans after unveiling the bronze statue of S.V. Ranga Rao at Tadepalligudem in West Godavari district on Sunday.

Chiranjeevi greeting his fans after unveiling the bronze statue of S.V. Ranga Rao at Tadepalligudem in West Godavari district on Sunday.  

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‘With his inspiration I made a foray into the field’

Actor K. Chiranjeevi unveiled the bronze statue of Samarla Venkata Ranga Rao (popularly known as S.V. Ranga Rao and SVR), in the town on Sunday.

The nine-foot statue of Ranga Rao was installed at the Housing Board Colony. Thousands of fans of SVR and Mr. Chiranjeevi attended the programme. Narsapuram Member of Parliament Raghuram Krishnam Raju, MLA and Kapu Corporation chairman Jakkampudi Raja, former Ministers Paidikondala Manikyala Rao and Vatti Vasanta Kumar and others were present.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Chiranjeevi said Ranga Rao was known for great performance and dialogue delivery. The actor recalled his family’s association with Ranga Rao, who had done different roles on the silver screen.

“When I was studying seventh standard, my father got an opportunity to act with Ranga Rao. My father told me about the great performance of the veteran actor,” Mr. Chiranjeevi recalled.

“With Ranga Rao’s inspiration, I went to Madras and settled in the film industry,” said Mr. Chiranjeevi and praised Ranga Rao, who acted in films such as Tata Manavadu, Patala Bhairavi, Mayabazar, Gundamma Katha, Bandhavyalu.

If Ranga Rao is alive, he would have appreciated me for choosing a movie like Sye Raa,” Mr. Chiranjeevi said and thanked the people of West Godavari district for treating him like their family member.

Earlier, Akhila Bharata Chiranjeevi Yuvatha president Ravanam Swamy Naidu, members Bogireddy Ramu, Somalanka Seshu, Marrisetty Ajay, former Ministers Ganta Srinivasa Rao and others welcomed the actor at the Gannavaram airport.

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