12,352.35-3.15
Stock Analysis, IPO, Mutual Funds, Bonds & More

Loss of a legend: Veteran Telugu actor, writer Gollapudi Maruti Rao dies at 80

Rao had been a journalist, playwright, writer, actor and television personality, all rolled into one.

PTI|
Updated: Dec 12, 2019, 06.46 PM IST
0Comments
Agencies
Some of his memorable films as an actor include 'Intlo Ramayya, Veedhilo Krishnayya', 'Challenge', 'Samsaram oka Chadarangam', 'Aditya 369' and 'Leader'.
Some of his memorable films as an actor include 'Intlo Ramayya, Veedhilo Krishnayya', 'Challenge', 'Samsaram oka Chadarangam', 'Aditya 369' and 'Leader'.
HYDERABAD: Renowned Telugu actor and writer Gollapudi Maruti Rao, who enthralled people with his writings and acting for several decades, passed away on Thursday.

He was 80.

Rao, who acted in around 250 films in about four decades, passed away in Chennai following a cardiac arrest, his family members told reporters.

Rao, a multi-faceted personality, had been a journalist, playwright, writer, actor and television personality, all rolled into one.

He had also worked in the All India Radio.

Maruti Rao had won the prestigious Nandi Award of the government in undivided Andhra Pradesh way back in 1960s as a writer, among many others.

The Nandi awards are given to films in various categories.

Some of his memorable films as an actor include 'Intlo Ramayya, Veedhilo Krishnayya', 'Challenge', 'Samsaram oka Chadarangam', 'Aditya 369' and 'Leader'.

With the advent of television in the 1990s, Maruti Rao hosted TV shows and a made a mark for himself on the small screen as well.

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao condoled the death of Maruti Rao and hailed his contributions to the fields of Telugu literature, drama and cinema.

The plays and research articles written by Maruti Rao have enriched the Telugu language and its literature, the Chief Minister said.

In Memory Of Khayyam: Big B, Amul Pay Tribute; Gulzar Mourns The Death Of A Legend

of 6
Next
Prev
Play Slideshow

You Shall Be Remembered

21 Aug, 2019
Legendary music composer Mohammed Zahir Hashmi, popularly known as Khayyam, was laid to rest with full state honours on Tuesday. The National Award-winning music director, whose work took classics like 'Umrao Jaan' and 'Kabhie Kabhie' to a new level, passed away on Monday at the age of 92 following a brief illness.Khayyam held a special place in the hearts of millions, not just for producing evergreen tunes, but for being an amiable soul. In his memory, veterans from the Indian film industry and fans bid a tearful adieu on social media. Not just this, the lifetime achievement award-winner's funeral saw an array of Bollywood directors, singers and music composers arriving to pay their last respects.Dairy brand Amul too, remembered Khayyam in a retro-themed post.In memory of the music legend, here's a look at all those who mourned the loss of Khayyam.
Next

Comments
Add Your Comments
Commenting feature is disabled in your country/region.

Popular Categories


Other useful Links


Copyright © 2020 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. For reprint rights: Times Syndication Service