In a sad development in the Telugu film industry, veteran and versatile actor, late Rao Gopal Rao’s wife and popular Telugu character artist Rao Ramesh’s mother Kamala Kumari breathed her last this morning due to age-related health complications. She was 73.
Kamala Kumari, who was a popular Harikatha artist, had performed over 5000 stage shows in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha. Her father was also a well-known Harikatha artist.
There are reports that Rao Gopal Rao had fallen for Kamala Kumari after watching one of her performances.
Rao Gopal Rao died on August 13, 1994, at a relatively young age of 57.
On coming to know of Kamala Kumari’s demise, Telugu Film actor Chiranjeevi called on Rao Ramesh at the acter’s residence in Hyderabad and expressed his condolences.