Legendary Media Baron Ramoji Rao Passes Away at 87

Hyderabad: Veteran media baron, Ch Ramoji Rao, who headed the Ramoji group, passed away at a hospital in Hyderabad early on Saturday, at the age of 88. He is acknowledged to have revolutionized the news and entertainment industry. Ramoji Rao is survived by wife and a son.

Rao was admitted to a hospital in Hyderabad on June 5 following respiratory problems.

His mortal remains were brought to his residence in the famous Ramoji Film city.

Ramoji Rao was a recipient of Padma Vibhushan. He took the media industry to new heights in undivided Andhra Pradesh with the Eenadu newspaper and ETV group of channels.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief at the death of Ramoji Rao, describing him as a visionary who revolutionised Indian media.

Former Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, TDP Chief N Chandrababu Naidu, Union Minister G Kishan Reddy, Telangana Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy, former Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao and several other leaders condoled the death of Ramoji Rao.

Chandrababu Naidu said Ramoji Rao left an indelible impression on the lives of Telugu people. Ramoji Rao’s demise is a loss not just to the state but the country, he said.

Telugu Superstar Chiranjeevi posted an emotional message on X saying that Ramoji Rao who is like a mountain that never bowed down to anyone reached the heavenly abode.

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