Popular Telugu actor JV Ramana Murthy died in a private hospital due to cardiac arrest on Wednesday night. He was 83.
“He was hospitalized earlier this week due to heart-related ailment. He was finding difficulty in breathing. He passed away on Wednesday night,” a source from his family said.
He was popular for playing the role of Girisam in the Telugu play “Kanyasulakam”.
His first big screen acting stint happened in K.B Tilak’s socio-political 1957 Telugu film “MLA”. Subsequently, he went on to star in over 75 films. These included “Mangalya Balam”, “Batasari”, “Maro Charithra”, “Siri Siri Muvva” and “Aakali Rajyam” among others.
A recipient of the coveted Nandi Award for his contribution to theatre, his last film was the 2013 Telugu drama, “Thummeda”.
He is survived by his son and daughter.
(With inputs from IANS)