Tollywood director Kodi Ramakrishna expired due to illness
Ramakrishna directed over hundred films including ‘Ammoru’, ‘Ankusam’, ‘Shatruvu’, ‘Arundhati’, ‘Tarangini Thalambralu’, ‘Aahuti’ among others.
He also received many awards for his films.
Known as a master in directing horror films, his last Telugu film was ‘Avataram’ which released in 2014.
Ramakrishna was suffering from ill health since last few days and was undergoing treatment in a hospital in Hyderabad.
He expired yesterday in the hospital while undergoing treatment.
Several actors took to Twitter to mourn over the loss of the director.
Actor Sudheer Babu took to his Twitter account and wrote, "We lost a pioneer. A visionary filmmaker who discovered the potentiality for VFX films on Telugu Screen. #Ammoru & #Arundhati are my personal favorites. #KodiRamakrishna Garu will be missed. My deepest condolences. May his soul rest in peace".
Rana Daggubati too tweeted, "#RIPKodiRamaKrishnagaru".
The final rites will be performed by his family members today in Mahaprasthanam (Burial Ground) in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad.