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Ramoji Rao, Visionary Behind Ramoji Rao Film City, Dies at 85

Saturday, June 8, 2024 • Tamil Comments
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With Ramoji Rao, the well-known businessman and owner of Ramoji Rao Film City, passing away, Rajinikanth, Chiranjeevi, Khushbu, and many others have offered their sincere sympathies. Towering figure in the South Indian business sector, Rao died this morning at a private hospital in Hyderabad following a few days of health problems.

The brains behind a number of significant businesses included Ramoji Rao Film City, ETV Televisions, and Eenadu Newspaper. Known as the largest business magnate in Andhra Pradesh, Rao's impact cut across a number of sectors. Massive contributions have been made to media and entertainment; Ramoji Rao Film City is a center for many South Indian film productions.

Ramoji Rao Film City is significant in the business as seen by the fact that movies like "Baahubali," "Valimai," "Pushpa," and "Goodnight" were shot there. Ramoji Rao's influence goes beyond his commercial endeavors; for his services to journalism, movies, and business, he was given India's esteemed Padma Bhushan honor.

His passing is being felt by the business community, media fraternity, and film industry as a whole. In a heartfelt eulogy, superstar Rajinikanth wrote, "I am very heartbroken to hear of the passing of my guru, Ramoji Rao. Great journalist, filmmaker, and politician who created history. My motivation and compass in life have been him. I hope serenity comes to his soul.

Leading actor in South Indian cinema, Chiranjeevi, also conveyed his sorrow, emphasizing Ramoji Rao's unmatched accomplishments and inspirational leadership. The versatile actress Khushbu had similar feelings, highlighting the significant influence Rao had on both her career and the film business as a whole.

The great vacuum Ramoji Rao's death has left behind is shown by the general grief expressed across all industries as word of his death spreads. Many will remember and treasure his pioneering energy and imaginative leadership.

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