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Journalist-actor TNR passes away

Born in Pownur village, Adilabad, TNR acted in films like Nene Raju Nene Mantri, Falaknuma Das, George Reddy, Hit, Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya and Jathi Ratnalu

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Published: 10th May 2021

Renowned entertainment journalist and actor Tummala Narasimha Reddy, popularly known as TNR, passed away this morning after suffering from COVID-19 complications at a private hospital in Hyderabad. He was 50 and is survived by his wife, son, and daughter. 

Born in Pownur village of erstwhile Adilabad district, TNR was a huge fan of actor Chiranjeevi and was always interested in movies. He aspired to become a film director and trained with the late Devadas Kanakala before working as an assistant writer to LB Sriram.

He also worked as an assistant director for the Ali-starrer Pittala Dora (1996) and followed this with a stint as co-director and associate director for several films. He also served as a television presenter and a program producer for several crime-based shows and shot to fame with a YouTube interview series called Frankly Speaking with TNR.

A multi-faceted personality, TNR also acted in films like Nene Raju Nene Mantri, Subrahmanyapuram, Falaknuma Das, George Reddy, Hit, 90ML, Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya, Play Back, and Jathi Ratnalu. He recently shot for Anil Raviupudi's F3 wherein he plays a supporting role. 

Tollywood celebrities including Sreenu Vaitla, Nani, KS Ravindra (Bobby), Suman Shetty, Eesha Rebba, Ananya Nagalla, and several others condoled his untimely death.

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