Ramoji Film City founder Ramoji Rao dies at 87: Kangana, PM Modi, Rajamouli pay tributes to ‘titan of Indian media’

Ramoji Rao, the veteran media personality and chairman of the Ramoji group, passed away at a Hyderabad hospital at the age of 87. His death was met with an outpouring of grief and tributes from celebrities, politicians, and the public alike. Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his sorrow over the loss, hailing Ramoji Rao as a visionary who revolutionized Indian media. He praised Rao’s contributions to journalism and the world of films, stating that his efforts set new standards for innovation and excellence in the industry.

Politicians such as former vice president M Venkaiah Naidu, TDP Chief N Chandrababu Naidu, and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao also offered their condolences, highlighting Rao’s impact on Telugu language and culture. Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi and filmmaker SS Rajamouli shared heartfelt messages, honoring Rao’s legacy and the impact he had on the media and entertainment industry.

Notable figures like actor Jr NTR, Allu Arjun, Kangana Ranaut, and Venkatesh Daggubati also paid their respects to Rao, acknowledging his significant contributions to Indian media and cinema. Filmmakers Vivek Agnihotri and Ram Gopal Varma also remembered Rao as a visionary who changed the landscape of news and films.

Ramoji Rao is survived by his wife and son. He was known for creating a sensation in the media industry with the Eenadu newspaper and ETV group of channels in undivided Andhra Pradesh. His legacy as a pioneering figure in Indian media and recipient of the Padma Vibhushan award will forever be remembered.

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