Founder Of Ramoji Film City, Ramoji Rao Passes Away: Here’s Why He Was Known As The Iconic Media Baron

A big and disheartening news has come out from the Ramoji Group. Their group founder Ramoji Rao has sadly passed away today. He was admitted to the hospital on June 5 after his health deteriorated. Since then he has been undergoing continuous treatment. Ramoji Rao succumbed to his illness at 4:50 am on Saturday.

The well-known entrepreneur was suffering from health complications for a few days before his demise. The mortal remains of Ramoji Rao will be kept at his residence in Ramoji Film City for the last darshan, where family, friends and well-wishers will pay their last respects to the departed soul.

Ramoji Rao was called an iconic media baron and film mogul. His full name was Cherukuri Ramoji Rao. He was 87 years old. Ramoji was taken to the hospital after suffering from high blood pressure and he was also having trouble breathing.

At the hospital, doctors placed a stent in his heart and put him on a ventilator in the ICU. Another thing is that Ramoji Rao had colon cancer a few years ago. He completely recovered after treatment.

Who was Ramoji Rao?

Ramoji’s journey from humble beginnings to immense success is truly inspiring for everyone. Ramoji Rao was born on 16 November 1936 in a farmer family in Pedaparupudi village of Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh.  He built the world’s largest theme park and film studio, Ramoji Film City. His business empire includes Margadarsi Chit Fund, Eenadu Newspaper, ETV Network, Ramadevi Public School, Priya Foods, Kalanjali, Ushakiran Movies, Mayuri Film Distributors and Dolphin Group of Hotels.

Ramoji Rao ventured into film production with the 1984 blockbuster romantic drama Srivariki Premalekha and produced several classics including Mayuri, Pratighathan, Mouna Portam, Manasu Mamta, Chitram and Nuvve Kaavali. His last film as a producer was Dagudumutha Dandakore, which was released in 2015.

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