President Droupadi Murmu Unveils Commemorative Coin Honoring NTR
The President of India, Droupadi Murmu, inaugurated the commemorative Rs 100 silver coin featuring the image of the former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and TDP founder Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR) on August 28. The actor-turned-politician was also the grandfather of Jr NTR. The event was graced by many members of his family, making it a prestigious occasion.
Absence of Jr NTR
Despite the notable attendance of various family members, Jr NTR, often referred to as Tarak, was conspicuously absent from the gathering. While the RRR star has not commented on his absence, reports suggest that a prior commitment compelled him to skip the event. According to Great Andhra, Jr NTR was indeed invited to the grand event but had to forgo the special occasion due to his tight schedule associated with his upcoming film Devera, which features acclaimed actors Janhvi Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan in significant roles.
Kalyan Ram’s Decision
Similarly, another prominent figure in the Nandamuri family, Kalyan Ram, was also reported to be invited to the event. However, he chose not to attend. The reasons behind his decision were not explicitly stated.
Celebrating NTR’s Legacy
The event witnessed the presence of several esteemed individuals, including TD chief Nara Chandrababu Naidu and NTR’s sons and daughters, among them Daggubati Purandeswari. The launch of the commemorative coin marks a significant celebration of NTR’s contributions and influence on Andhra Pradesh’s political and cinematic landscape.
Features of the Commemorative Coin
The newly introduced coin carries a value of one hundred rupees and boasts several distinctive characteristics. Crafted with a diameter of 44 mm, it is composed of 50 percent Silver, 40 percent Copper, 5 percent Nickel, and 5 percent Zinc. One side of the coin features the Ashoka Chakra and three lions, while the other side proudly displays a portrait of NTR himself. The coin is also inscribed with the words ‘Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao Satha Jayanthi’.
“President Droupadi Murmu released the commemorative coin on Late Shri NT Rama Rao on his centenary year at RBCC. The President said that Late Shri NT Rama Rao has enriched Indian cinema and culture through Telugu films. NTR’s popularity was equally wide as a public servant and leader.”
The official Twitter handle of the President of India, Droupadi Murmu, shared videos from the launch event, expressing her sentiments about NTR’s multifaceted impact on Indian cinema, culture, and public service.
The unveiling of the commemorative Rs 100 coin featuring Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao’s image stands as a testament to his enduring legacy as a revered figure in both politics and the film industry. The event, graced by various dignitaries and family members, served as a fitting tribute to NTR’s contributions, with the coin itself embodying his multifaceted persona.