Telugu Actor, Screen Writer Gollapudi Maruthi Rao Passes Away on 12th Dec, 2019 at 11:10AM.
Telugu actor and screenwriter Gollapudi Maruthi Rao died on Thursday in Chennai. The 80-year-old, who was undergoing treatment at Lifeline Hospital, breathed his last at 11.10 am.
Rao's team released a statement which read, "Gollapudi Maruthi Rao breathed his last at 11.10 am at the Lifeline Hospital in Chennai. His body will remain there till Saturday until his family members arrive from abroad. From Saturday afternoon to Sunday afternoon, his body will be kept at his home for fans to pay tributes. His second son Ramakrishna will perform the last rites on Sunday afternoon in Chennai."
Born in 1939, Rao has worked in over 230 films. He made his acting debut with a Telugu film Intlo Ramayya. He is known for writing the scripts for some of the famous films, which includes Doctor Chakravarthy, Tharangini, Samsaram Chadharangam, Kallu among others.
Soon after the news broke out, condolences started pouring in for the veteran actor.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao hailed the services rendered Rao to Telugu cinema and Telugu literature and conveyed condolences to the bereaved family members.