Veteran actor Dhoolipala Seetarama Shastry has passed away. He is known to have passed away due to a lung problem, supposedly laringitis.
He acted in over 300 movies. He was famous for playing Shakuni. He opted for asceticism and chose to become a sadhu. He changed his name to Maruthi Sevendra Saraswathi. He made his debut in Bheeshma. His last film was Murari. He was 88 years old.