Allu Arjun hails from a rich filmy background, his grandfather Allu Ramalingaiah and father Allu Aravind are the prominent faces in the film industry. Allu Arjun’s grandfather Allu Ramalingaiah was a famous actor in Tollywood, played character roles, comedian roles, and villain characters in over 1000 films.
Allu Ramalingaiah took his last breath on 31st July 2004. Today, on the occasion of his death anniversary, Allu Arjun remembered his grandfather Allu Ramalingaiah and paid tribute to him. Taking to Twitter, Allu Arjun penned some emotional words for his grandfather. “I remember this day when he left us. I know more about him now than on that day. The more I experience many things in life the more I connect to his efforts, struggles, and journey. We all are here today in this position because of this poor farmer’s passion for cinema (sic.)”
I remember this day when he left us . I know more about him now than on that day. The more I experience many things in life the more I connect to his efforts , struggles and journey. We all are here today in this position because of this poor farmers passion for cinema 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/eoREJPY3Xr
— Allu Arjun (@alluarjun) July 31, 2020
Allu Ramalingaiah was born in a farmer’s family in Palakollu in 1922 in Andhra Pradesh. He started his career in 1953 with the Telugu film Puttillu. He was known for his comic and villain roles in classic films such as Mayabazar, Missamma, Muthyala Muggu and Sankarabharanam among many other films. The actor was also awarded the Padma Shri in 1990 by the Government of India and received the Raghupathi Venkaiah Award in 2001.