Being honored with the Royal elephant ride on Hyderabad streets in this iconic photo moment is the legendary actress Savitri. The actress' husband Gemini Ganesan is also seen riding on the elephant along with his wife.
The photograph was captured in 1964 when the Andhra Mahila Sabha conferred the title 'Mahanati' to Savitri in a grand felicitation ceremony. Even though Savitri had won numerous laurels in her glorious career, 'Mahanati' remained as the true testimony of her impeccable legacy.
Mahanati, the biopic on Savitri's life and career, received rave reviews for translating Savitri's aura onto the silver screen and is ruling the roost at the box office.