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Padmanabham dies of heart attack

By: By : Prakash Upadhyaya
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Telugu comedian Padmanabham has died of heart attack on Saturday morning at his Chennai residence. Padmanabham was 78 and he suffered a heart attack while reading the newspaper. He has acted over 400 films in Tamil and Telugu.

Basavaraja Venkata Padmanabha Rao was born in August 21, 1931, in Simhadripuram, Pulivendula, Kadapa to Santham and Basavaraju Venkata Seshaiah. He started off his career as a theatre artiste and entered cine industry through Krishna Prema in 1943. He has worked with over 80 directors and his last movie is Tata Birla Madhyalo Laila which was released in 2006.

Shavukaaru , Paatala Bhairavi Desoddhaarakudu are the few noted films of Padmanabham. He is the producer of several movies like Potti Pleader, Sri Sri Maryada Ramanna, Devatha and also he has directed eight films which includes Kathanayika Molla, Shri Rama Katha. Kathanayika Molla won the AP state award in 1969.

We at Oneindia pray that his soul rest in peace and pray god to give strength to his family and fans to bear his loss.

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