D Ramanaidu, Dadasaheb Phalke award winner, passes away

D. Ramanaidu, Dadasahed Phalke award winner, who was suffering from prostate cancer, died in Hyderabad today.

By: Entertainment Feature Service | New Delhi | Updated: February 18, 2015 6:58:00 pm

D. Ramanaidu, D Ramanaidu dies, D Ramanaidu death Veteran film producer D. Ramanaidu, who was suffering from prostate cancer, died in Hyderabad today.

D. Ramanaidu, Dadasahed Phalke Award winner, died in Hyderabad today. He was 78. Ramanaidu was suffering from prostate cancer and the end came this afternoon, family sources said.

Popularly known as movie mogul, producer D Ramanaidu had produced films in all Indian languages.

(Read: D Ramanaidu, a filmmaker par excellence)

Celebs tweeted their shock over the death of the producer.

Taapsee Pannu tweeted:

Surash Babu’s son and D Ramanaidu’s grandson, Rana Daggubati tweeted:

Rakulpreet Singh tweeted:

PC Sreeram tweeted:

N Chandrababu Naidu tweeted:

Samantha Ruth Prabhu tweeted:

Pragyan Ojha tweeted:

Riteish Deshmukh tweeted:

Hansika Motwane tweeted:

Ramanaidu received the Dada Saheb Phalke Award in 2009 and Padma Bhushan in 2012.

Ramanaidu had a brief stint in politics when he won the Lok Sabha seat in 1999 on a Telugu Desham ticket.

A prolific producer of over 130 films in different languages like Telugu, Tamil and Hindi, Rama Naidu was born in Karamchedu in Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh in 1936.

He made his debut in cinema with 1963 film ‘Anuragam’ followed by the superhit ‘Ramudu-Bheemudu’ starring legendary
N T Rama Rao in 1964. (With PTI inputs)

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