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Chakradhar Gilla (known as Chakri) was an Indian music composer and singer. He works for Tollywood films. He won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer – Telugu for the film Satyam (2003).

Early life

Chakri was born in Mahabubabad, Warangal district, Telangana. He has one brother and three sisters. Music Director Chakri passes away chakri In what can be termed as a huge shock for the Telugu film industry, popular music director, Chakri has passed away at Apollo Hospitals following a cardiac arrest in the wee hours. Chakradhar Gilla or Chakri was 40 years old and hailed from Mahabubabad in Warangal district.

He started his career with private music albums and stepped into Tollywood with Puri Jagannadh’s Bachi. Chakri went on to compose several hit albums for numerous successful films there after. In an illustrious career that spanned over 85 films, Chakri churned out many hit albums and even won the prestigious Filmfare and Nandi awards. He also introduced many lyricists, singers and technicians to Tollywood.

Chakri was recently seen singing in the Memu Saitam event, and his last prominent release was ‘Erra Bus’. 123Telugu is deeply saddened by the unfortunate demise of this talented young composer and expresses its condolences to the bereaved family

Chakri has composed music for around 85 movies so far. He started his career as music director with the movie Bachi directed by Puri Jagannadh. As a composer he introduced many new talents (Singers and Lyricist). He won best singer award for Sathyam in the Tollywood Filmfare Awards and a Nandi Award for Simha.[1][2]

He is generally considered to have hits in the month of January, which is considered to be Sankranthi (a Telugu festival) season in Andhra Pradesh. This is due to movies such as Devadasu (2006), Desamuduru (2007), Krishna (2008) and Maska (2009) in straight years during Sankranthi. Chakri died on 15th December 2014.
Personal life

Chakri is married to Sravani from Godavarikhani.


Chakradhar Gilla, better known as Chakri died at the Apollo Hospital in Hyederabad on December 15th, 2014.
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