Ramoji Rao, Founder Of Ramoji Film City, Dies At 87

Ramoji Rao died while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Hyderabad

Ramoji Rao, Founder Of Ramoji Film City, Dies At 87

A throwback photo of Ramoji Rao. (courtesy: GetsCinema)

Hyderabad:

Ramoji Rao, the chairman of the Eenadu media group and founder of Ramoji Film City, is no more. He breathed his last early Saturday morning. Ramoji Rao died while undergoing treatment at Star Hospital in Hyderabad. He was 87.

Ramoji Rao's legacy is vast, encompassing numerous successful business ventures and media productions. Under his leadership, Eenadu became a major force in Telugu media.

His other business ventures include the film production house Usha Kiran Movies, the film distribution company Mayuri Film Distributors, the financial services firm Margadarsi Chit Fund, and the hotel chain Dolphin Group of Hotels. He was also the head of the ETV Network of television channels.

In 2016, he received the Padma Vibhushan, the second-highest civilian award in India, from then-President Pranab Mukherjee.

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