Ramoji Rao’s funeral held in Hyderabad with state honours; loved ones say tearful goodbye.

The funeral of media mogul and Ramoji Group chairman Ch Ramoji Rao, who passed away in Hyderabad, was a somber affair held with full state honours at Ramoji Film City. His son Kiron performed the last rites, bidding a tearful farewell to his beloved father.

Ramoji Rao was a revolutionary figure in the news and entertainment industry, transforming the media landscape in undivided Andhra Pradesh with the creation of the Eenadu newspaper and ETV group of channels. His contributions were recognized with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan award.

During the state mourning declared by the Andhra Pradesh government, the National flag will be flown at half mast across the state, and there will be no official entertainment allowed.

Ramoji Rao’s legacy extends beyond his media ventures, encompassing successful businesses like Usha Kiran Movies, Mayuri Film Distributors, Margadarsi Chit Fund, Dolphin Group of Hotels, and the ETV Network. He was a recipient of the Padma Vibhushan in 2016, in recognition of his remarkable contributions to society.

In the wake of his passing, celebrities from the entertainment industry paid tribute to Ramoji Rao on social media, highlighting his inspiring influence on the media and entertainment world. Prime Minister Modi also honored his legacy, acknowledging his pioneering efforts in setting new standards for innovation and excellence.

Ramoji Rao’s impact will continue to resonate in the industry, as his visionary leadership and commitment to excellence have left a lasting imprint on journalism and the world of films.

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