HYDERABAD: Well known Telugu dialogue writer Ganesh Patro (69) died of cancer on Monday at a private hospital in Chennai after a prolonged illness. Born on June 22, 1945, Patro wrote stories and dialogues for a number of Telugu films.
He debuted as a writer in 1976 with Telugu drama ‘Athavaarillu’ and his famous movies include ‘Maro Charithra,’ ‘Rudraveena,’ ‘Idi Kadha Kaadu’ and ‘Seetaramayya gaari Manavaraalu.’
The prolific writer has over 50 films to his credit, his last being 2013 Telugu film “Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu”. He was closely associated with K Balachander, the legendary director, who passed away in December.