Indian Cinema Mourns Ramoji Rao: A Legacy Remembered

Prominent figures from the Indian cinema industry, including Rajinikanth, Chiranjeevi, Allu Arjun, Ram Charan, and Jr NTR, expressed their grief over the passing of media baron Ramoji Rao. The founder of Eenadu Group and Ramoji Film City, Rao died at 88, leaving a lasting legacy in journalism and cinema.


PTI | Hyderabad | Updated: 08-06-2024 13:25 IST | Created: 08-06-2024 13:25 IST
Indian Cinema Mourns Ramoji Rao: A Legacy Remembered
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In a heartfelt response, prominent figures from the Indian cinema industry, including Rajinikanth, Chiranjeevi, Allu Arjun, Ram Charan, and Jr NTR, expressed their sorrow over the demise of Ramoji Rao. Rao, a media tycoon who founded the Eenadu Group and Ramoji Film City, passed away at 88 in Hyderabad.

Rao's significant contributions to journalism and the entertainment industry revolutionized the landscape, providing employment and hope for millions. Rajinikanth, referring to Rao as his mentor, shared his sadness and respect for the 'kingmaker' in a post on X. Chiranjeevi, Allu Arjun, and others paid tribute to his visionary work and enduring legacy.

The renowned Ramoji Film City has been acknowledged by Guinness World Records as the world's largest film city, where countless films, including the blockbuster 'Baahubali', have been shot. SS Rajamouli, director of 'Baahubali' and 'RRR', urged the recognition of Rao with Bharat Ratna, highlighting his remarkable impact on the Telugu people and beyond. The industry mourns the loss but celebrates his indelible mark on Indian cinema and media.

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