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Ramoji Rao, Founder of Eenadu Group & Ramoji Film City, Dies at 88

Ramoji Rao, the founder of Eenadu Group and Ramoji Film City, passed away on June 8 morning in Hyderabad, Telangana. He was 88 years old. He was undergoing treatment at Star Hospital in Hyderabad and breathed his last at 3:45 am today. He was under breathing treatment for the past few days.

Funeral with State Honours

The Telangana Chief Minister’s Office has stated that the government will perform Rao’s last rites with state honours. It added that Chief Minister Revanth Reddy, who is in New Delhi to attend the Congress Working Committee meeting, directed the State Chief Secretary to take the step.

About Ramoji Rao

Cherukuri Ramoji Rao born on November 16, 1936. He was an Indian businessman, media entrepreneur, and film producer. He was head of the Ramoji Group which owns the world’s largest film production facility Ramoji Film City, Eenadu newspaper, ETV Network of TV channels, film production company Usha Kiran Movies. His other business ventures include Margadarsi Chit Fund, Dolphin Group of hotels, Kalanjali shopping mall, Priya pickles, and Mayuri Film Distributors.

His Achievement

  • Ramoji Rao had garnered four Filmfare Awards South, five Nandi Awards and the National Film Award for his works in Telugu cinema. In 2016.
  • He was honored with the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second-highest civilian honor, for his contributions in journalism, literature and education.

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Chief Minister of Telangana: Revanth Reddy

India’s second-highest civilian honor: Padma Vibhushan

Founder of Eenadu Group and Ramoji Film City: Ramoji Rao


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