Veteran actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao (ANR) visited his birthplace Ramapuram in Nandwada mandal on Wednesday. Roads and Buildings Minister Galla Aruna Kumari inaugurated ANR Kala Kendram, a museum about the life and film career of ANR.
The road that connects Ramapuram to Jagannadhapuram has been named as ‘Akkineni Rahadari’ and a bridge constructed across Budameru diversion channel near Ramapuram as ‘Akkineni Varadhi’.
The Minister along with ANR laid foundation stones for development works that included renovation of an existing bridge on Dosapadu channel on Aripirala-Ramapuram road at a cost of Rs.32 lakh and construction of a retaining wall on Ventrapragada-Kudaravalli road at a cost of Rs. 1 crore.
The programmes were attended by former Minister Pinnamaneni Venkateswara Rao, District Collector Peeyush Kumar, Zilla Parishad Chairperson Kukkala Nageswara Rao, Vice-Chairperson T. Padmavathi, Gudivada MLA Kodali Srivenkateswara Rao, Sri Ramananda Tirtha Institute Chairman M. Sudarshan Reddy and others.