Media Magnate Ramoji Rao, Dies At 87

Ramoji Rao established the Ramoji Group, which possesses the renowned production facility Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad.

Cherukuri Ramoji Rao, the chief of the Telugu news and entertainment network ETV and the creator of Ramoji Film City died at the age of 87 in Hyderabad on Saturday morning.

Rao, who had been undergoing treatment for the past few days, passed away at 4:50 am, as reported by ETV Telangana, one of the channels under the Ramoji Group.

As a Padma Vibhushan awardee, he is renowned as the founder of the Ramoji Group, which includes the renowned integrated production facility, Ramoji Film City, located in the capital city of Telangana. His body has been moved to his residence within the Film City premises.

Born on November 16, 1936, Rao founded Eenadu, a prominent Telugu language daily newspaper, in 1974. He is also recognized for his support as a producer for 50 films and telefilms.

PM Narendra Modi, President Droupadi Murmu, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Telangana CM Revanth Reddy, Andhra Pradesh CM-designate Chandrababu Naidu, senior BJP leader G Kishan Reddy, and many other politicians came out and offered their condolences to the late producer’s family.

Apart from them, many celebrities like SS Rajamouli, Chiranjeevi, Jr NTR, Ram Gopal Varma, Vishnu Manchu, and Manoj Manchu among others also expressed their grief and offered condolences to Ramoji Rao’s family.

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