The prominent filmmaker, producer of Telugu industry and former Union Minister of State for Coal Dasari Narayana Rao died here on Tuesday after prolonged illness.
The 75 year old director was undergoing treatment at KIMS hospital in Hyderabad. Earlier this year, he had undergone a surgery for infection in lungs and kidneys. He had been in and out of hospital for quite some time.
He holds the Guinness Book of Records for directing 125 films in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi. The National Award-winning director had produced 50 other films.
Dasari Narayana Rao is best known for films like Premabhishekam, Megha Sandesham, Osey Ramulamma and Tata Manavadu. He had planned to make a biopic on late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, reports IANS.
Dasari Narayana Rao was a minister in the Council of Ministers headed by Manmohan Singh.
May his soul rest in peace!