Legendary filmmaker, Dasari Narayana Rao is passed away in Priavate Hospital today . His condition turned critical in the morning. The 74-year-old director-cum-producer-cum-actor has also suffered a kidney failure and was on dialysis.After being treated for three months, he came out healthy. But his health is said to have started turning critical a week ago.
Just now there was an announcement from the hospital authorites that Dasari Narayana Rao passed way just few minutes ago.
Dasari Narayana Rao (born 4 May 1942, Palakollu, West Godavari died on 30 May2017) is an Indian film director known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema, and few Bollywood films. He has directed about 151films, produced 53 films and worked in more than 250 films as a dialogue writer, and lyricist. Most of his films emphasise social injustice, corruption and gender discrimination. He has received two National Film Awards, nine state Nandi Awards, and four Filmfare Awards South. Besides graduating with a BA degree, he used to take part in scores of drama competitions. During his career he has also acted in Telugu, Tamil, and Kannada languages.
He holds Limca World Record for directing the most number of films. He directed films like Tandra Paparayudu, (1986), Surigaadu (1992), screened at International Film Festival of India in the panorama section, and Kante Koothurne Kanu (2000) which received the National Film Award Special Mention Feature Film. In 1983, he directed Meghasandesam which received critical acclaim at the Indian panorama, Chicago, 1983 Cannes Film Festival and Moscow film festivals. The film has also received the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu. He achieved national fame when he directed Rajesh Khanna in two different roles in Asha Jyoti and Aaj Ka M.L.A. Ram Avtar in 1984. He has introduced actors and directors such as Mohan Babu, R. Narayana Murthy, Raviraja Pinisetty, Muthyala Subbaiah to Telugu film industry.
The total film industry will be closed tomorrow to pay respects to the Legendary Film Maker Dasari Narayana Rao.