An irked Ram Gopal Varma has blamed the fans of Telugu actor Pawan Kalyan for circulating rumours about his death.

Since Tuesday night, 6 October, a RIP RGV message along with a picture showing people celebrating his death has widely been circulated on Twitter.

The image with the RIP RGV message has a caption which reads: ""Ram Gopal Varma is dead. Cinema Industry is Happy with the death of RGV. Everyone is in celebrations."

For the last few days, a Twitter war has been raging after RGV on Twitter took a pot shot at the Pawan Kalyan fans and suggested that his fans were "illiterate" and technologically-challenged.

This had angered the PK fans, who then came up with the Ram Gopal Varma death hoax in retaliation, reports said. However, not one to go down silently, an upset RGV put a series of tweets attacking the PK fans.

Twitter reactions by RGV

English in this is proof of PK fans illiteracy ..More than help for farmers PK shud start schools for his fans

As a mega fan of PK my request to PK fans is to become literate nd not make him feel embarrassed about his own fans

U can kill me in thoughts but can't kill my thoughts...illiterates nd technically handicapped ppl can't understand

As a Mega Power fan of PK fan,my request to all illiterate PK fans is to atleast learn from Mahesh fans

I think more than for farmers PK shud work for the development of his fans..because farmers never bought his tickets