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Founder of Ramoji Film City and media mogul Ramoji Rao passes away

en Bollywood News Founder of Ramoji Film City and media mogul Ramoji Rao passes away

Reports state that the Padma Vibhushan awardee died in the wee hours of Saturday morning after prolonged illness.

Industrial and media baron Ramoji Rao, founder of Ramoji Film City, passed away due to prolonged illness. Reports suggest that he was admitted to Star Hospital in Hyderabad on June 5 after he complained of breathing ailments and high blood pressure. But the business tycoon succumbed to the ailments followed by a few health complications which resulted in his demise in the early hours of Saturday, June 8.

Founder of Ramoji Film City and media mogul Ramoji Rao passes away

Founder of Ramoji Film City and media mogul Ramoji Rao passes away

Prior to that, readers may also be aware that he battled colon cancer. Speaking about his health condition, a family member was quoted in the Hindustan Times report saying, “He was being treated with ventilator support and was in a critical condition. He breathed his last at Star Hospitals at Nanakramguda at around 4.50 am. His body is being taken to his residence in the Ramoji Film City on the outskirts of Hyderabad in a while.”

Many from the film industry who closely worked with Ramoji Rao took to social media to offer their condolences and share their grievances.


Ramoji Rao is survived by his wife Rama Devi and son Kiran. Apart from being the founder of one of the biggest film shooting locations in the country, Rao was also the owner of several media publications like Eenadu Telugu Daily, ETV network channels, a production house named Usha Kiran Movies, and also owned companies in other industries like Chit Funds, Food and Beverages, Apparels and also Film Distribution.

We at Bollywood Hungama express our heartfelt condolences to the Rao family.


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