That NTR and Kodali Nani have been good friends for years is a well known fact. Nani had played a crucial role in NTR's rise as a star. Many thought that there were clashes between NTR and Nani and that their friendship ended after Nani joined YSRCP.
But now, as NTR lost his father, Nani stood firmly behind him and gave him the much needed emotional support. As soon as Nani was informed about Harikrishna's accident, he immediately rushed to the Kamineni Hospital in Nalgonda. Since then, he stood by NTR and proved what real friendship is.
Nani carried Harikrishna's mortal remains when they reached the Nandamuri veteran's Hyderabad residence. Later, interacting with the media, Nani expressed his shock over Harikrishna's passing and said that it was Harikrishna who made him the President of Krishna district's Telugu Yuvatha. "If not for Harikrishna, I would have had no political career," said Nani.