HYDERABAD: Veteran film producer Edida Nageshwara Rao (81) passed away at a private hospital in the city on Sunday. Nageshwara Rao, who was suffering from ill health for the past few days, breathed his last while undergoing treatment at Star Hospitals in the city.
Known for his commitment to aesthetic and cultural values, Nageswara Rao produces classics like Sagara Sangamam, Shankarabharanam, Swati Mutyam, Sitara, Apathbhandavudu, among others. He produced movies under the banner of Poornodaya Pictures and most of these movies were directed by director K Vishwanath.
Nageswara Rao was born in Kothapet of West Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh. Besides producing many movies he held important positions in film industry bodies like Producers Council, Nandi Awards Committee, among others. The mortal remains of Rao will be kept at his residence in Film Nagar till Monday afternoon and final rites will be performed in the evening.
Chief minister KCR and AP chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu expressed grief over Edida’s death.