The funeral of Telugu actor Uday Kiran, who committed suicide by hanging himself on Sunday, was held at the Erragadda cremation grounds on Tuesday afternoon. According to the preliminary investigation reports, the actor took this extreme step owing to his depression over not getting film offers. During his cremation, his fans shouted slogans against Megastar Chiranjeevi for keeping away from the industry.
Uday Kiran's wife Vishitha was out on a birthday party of her friend when he committed suicide at his apartment. She returned home only to find his body hanging to the ceiling. She immediately rushed the actor to the Apollo Hospital, but he had breathed his last much before he was admitted to the hospital.
The post-mortem of Uday Kiran's body was done in the Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) mortuary at Panjagutta. After his sister arrived from Omen, his body was taken to his residence at Srinagar colony for sometime. On Tuesday morning, his mortal remains were kept at the Andhra Pradesh Film Chamber of Commerce (APFCC) for public to pay their last respect. Later, his last rites were performed at the Erragadda cremation grounds in the afternoon.
Many Tollywood celebrities like Venkatesh, Srikanth, Sudheer Babu, D Rama Naidu, Dasari Narayana Rao, D Suresh Babu, Shivaji, Tanikella Bharani, Ali, Chalapathi Rao, Tammareddy Bharadwaja, Jayasudha, Parachuri Gopalakrishna, Parachuri Venkateshwara Rao, Shivaji Raja and Banerjee paid their last respect to Uday Kiran at the APFCC.
Uday Kiran was to marry Megastar Chiranjeevi's elder daughter, but his marriage was cancelled for unknown reason after their engagement in 2003. Before his engagement, his career graph was consistently going up, but most of his films were flops at the Box Office, thereby the number of offers decreased gradually.
Having scored hattrick success at the initial stage, Uday Kiran had hardly any demand in the industry in recent years. His fans think that through his power, Chiru has made the Telugu film industry ignore the actor, who hanged himself in depression. Hence, many sad fans raised slogans against the actor turned politician during the cremation.