On August 28, a ceremony to reveal a Rs. 100 coin picturing the late actor and former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR) was held at Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi. Droupadi Murmu, the President of India, oversaw the ceremony.
The coin, which has a face value of 100 rupees, is 44 mm in diameter. Contains 50% silver, 40% copper, 5% nickel, and 5% zinc. The Ashoka Chakra and three lions can be seen on one side of the coin. While NTR’s image and the words “Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao Satha Jayanthi” can be seen on the opposite side.
To honor the 100th birthday of NTR the coin would bear the dates 1923–2023
Daggubati Purandeswari, the state BJP president and NTR’s daughter, is thought to have been instrumental in pressuring the federal government to produce the Rs 100 coin as a memorial to NTR. Notably, she was also heavily active in coin design.
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N Lakshmi Parvati, NTR’s second wife, has, nevertheless, voiced her displeasure at not being invited to the event. Lakshmi Parvati has complained to the President that all NTR family members were invited, among other things.
She accuses several people of conspiring to remove NTR from office, among them TDP President Nara Chandrababu Naidu. Even though he won 226 out of 294 Assembly seats in the 1994 elections. Lakshmi Parvati made a point of stating that she legally wed NTR on September 11, 1993, and that she took part in the 1994 Assembly elections.
She expressed her extreme disgust at the decision to invite the very family members she believed were responsible for NTR’s demise to the prestigious event while excluding the rightful successor. She pointed out the astonishment and dismay created by this decision. Rashtrapati Bhavan, however, has not yet responded to her complaint as of yet.
The coin-launching ceremony controversy is the most recent in a string of arguments between Lakshmi Parvati and the NTR family. Lakshmi Parvati submitted a petition to the Supreme Court in 2014 asking for a piece of NTR’s real estate. The court is still considering the petition.