Filmmaker Rama Naidu passes away
Multilingual Indian film producer Daggubati Ramanaidu (D Rama Naidu) passed away in Hyderabad on Wednesday afternoon, 18 February after a long battle with cancer.
In January 2014, reports emerged that Daggubati Ramanaidu was suffering from prostrate cancer and he was undergoing treatment for it at a private hospital in Hyderabad. He was 78. He is survived by sons Suresh Babu, Venkatesh Daggubati and grandsons Rana.
His death has shocked many across the globe. Soon after the news of his sudden demise broke out, many of his fans and telugu industry artists took to their Twitter pages and expressed condolences to his family.
Born on June 6, 1936 in Prakasam district’s Karamchedu, He was the founder of Suresh Productions and holds the Guinness Book of World Records for the most films produced by an individual, having produced more than 155 films in 13 Indian languages. Starting with Ramudu Bheemudu, an NTR-starrer, he produced several all-time hits like Prem Nagar, Sipai Chinnaiah. His latest film is Gopala Gopala.
He has been conferred Padma Bhushan in 2005 and Dadasaheb Phalke award in 2009 for his contribution to the film world. His son Venkatesh is one of the most popular heroes of Telugu film industry. His other son Suresh is a well-known producer. He has also served as a member of parliament for the Bapatla constituency of Guntur District in the 13th Lok Sabha from 1999–2004. He had won from TDP, but resigned after the party lost power in 2004.
The gr8 legendary man who created magic in indian cinema Dr Rama Naidu ThaTha garu Rip … I’m sorry @RanaDaggubati and family ….
— Manchu Manoj (@HeroManoj1) February 18, 2015