Telugu film industry has lost several big names in the year 2011. EVV Satyanarayana, actresses Sujata, Nutan Prasad, etc., demises have turned out to be unbearable losses to the Tollywood. Here, we are bringing you some of the deaths that left the industry mourning.
Noted Telugu filmmaker EVV Satyanarayana died of severe cardiac arrest at Apollo Hospital, Jubilee Hills in Hyderabad on January 21. The 56-year-old producer, who introduced Pawan Kalyan to the silver screen with the movie Akkada Abbai Ikkada Ammayi, was suffering from throat cancer.
Popular writer Mullapudi Venkata Ramana passed away on February 24 in Chennai. He breathed his last at the age of 80.
Versatile actor Nutan Prasad passed away at Apollo Hospital in Hyderabad on March 2 at the age of 61. He was suffering from heart-related ailment.
Popular South Indian actress Sujatha died in Chennai due to a cardiac arrest on April 6. She was suffering from kidney related issues.
Actor Rami Reddy, one of the most popular villains in Telugu Cinema, died on April 14 at KIMS hospital, Hyderabad. He was suffering from kidney related disease for a long time.
Young music director Thumma Anil Reddy died under suspicious circumstances on April 22. Earlier, it was said that he died due to a cardiac arrest and later it was revealed that he breathed his last after suffering a head injury.
Popular Kuchipudi classical dancer Nataraja Ramakrishna passed away at the Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) in Hyderabad on 7th June. The 88-year-old bachelor, who was known for his 'Andhra Natyam' and 'Perini Shivatandavam', died following prolonged illness.
Director VR Pratap, who directed Junior NTR's debut movie as a hero, passed away on July 6. The filmmaker, who was suffering from chronic leukaemia, died at his home town Tenali.
South Indian producer Dasari Padma, wife of Telugu filmmaker Dasari Narayana Rao, died on 28th October following a brief illness. The 65-year-old producer died due to lung infection.
Veteran Telugu film producer and noted lyricist MS Reddy, popularly known as Mallemala passed away on December 11 at his residence in Film Nagar in Hyderabad due to prolonged illness. He was 87.