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Ramoji Rao, Founder of Ramoji Film City and Eenadu, Passes Away at 87

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Cherukuri Ramoji Rao, the visionary entrepreneur behind Ramoji Film City and the iconic Eenadu newspaper, breathed his last in the early hours of Saturday. The media baron, aged 87, succumbed to illness while undergoing treatment at Star Hospital in Hyderabad, Telangana. His final moments arrived at 3:45 am.

Ramoji Rao: A Legacy of Innovation and Influence

Ramoji Rao’s impact on the Indian entertainment and media landscape is immeasurable. As the founder of Ramoji Film City, he created the world’s largest integrated film production facility, a sprawling complex that has hosted countless film shoots, television productions, and events. His vision transformed Hyderabad into a hub for the film industry, attracting filmmakers and artists from around the globe.

Beyond cinema, Ramoji Rao’s influence extended to print and television. He helmed the Eenadu newspaper, a Telugu-language daily with a massive readership, and the ETV Network, which operated a bouquet of television channels. His commitment to quality journalism and innovative programming left an indelible mark on the media industry.

Condolences Pour In

Political leaders, celebrities, and citizens alike mourned the loss of this media luminary. Senior BJP leader G. Kishan Reddy expressed his grief, saying, “Saddened by the passing of Shri Ramoji Rao garu. His remarkable contributions to Telugu media and journalism are commendable. My deepest condolences to his family members. Om Shanti.”

A Life Well Lived

Ramoji Rao’s journey from a small village in Andhra Pradesh to a media mogul’s global recognition exemplifies resilience, creativity, and unwavering dedication. His legacy will continue to inspire generations to come.

Ramoji Rao’s contributions to Indian media are undeniable. He is remembered for his vision, his commitment to journalistic integrity, and his role in shaping the Indian film industry.

Rao’s passing leaves a void in the Indian media world. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

May his soul rest in peace.

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