Kodi Ramakrishna Departs This Life At 69 After Lung Infection

Kareena Kusari |Feb 23, 2019

February 22 is a sad day for the Telugu cinema because veteran director Kodi Ramakrishna drew his last breath at 69 due to his lung infection in a hospital in Hyderabad.

Kodi Ramakrishna is one of the most celebrated and prolific directors in Telugu movie. February 22 is genuinely a sad day for this industry because Ramakrishna drew his last breath at the age of 69 due to his lung infection.

Kodi Ramakrishna
Kodi Ramakrishna.

A couple of days earlier, his family admitted him to AIG Hospital in Gachibowli, Hyderabad, in a severe state after his critical breathlessness. He was kept in the hospital's Intensive Care Unit and put on the ventilator. Subsequently, he received medical treatment from a physician crew including a doctor, cardiologist, neurologist and anesthesiologist. Nevertheless, the director didn't respond well to treatment and departed this life on February 22.

Currently, his remains are put in his apartment in Hyderabad so that his relatives and mates can show their final honours to the departed soul.

Several years earlier, Ramakrishna once suffered a paralytic illness and heart attack. Nonetheless, subsequently, he regained his health thanks to the proper treatment methods.

After the sad news went viral on the internet, countless stars and Telugu film admirers took to Twitter to express their heartfelt condolences to the departure of the veteran director.

Let's take a look at their tweets here:

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Kodi Ramakrishna marked his  Tollywood debut in the early 1980s. In his above-30-year cinema career, he predominantly worked as a director and writer in Telugu cinema, and several Malayalam, Tamil and Hindi movies. Thus far, Ramakrishna has directed over 100 films namely Anji (2004), Srinivasa Kalyanam (1987) and Bharat Bandh (1991) and more. Surprisingly, his directional debut, Intlo Ramayya Veedhilo Krishnayya (1982), had an extremely long run with 525 days at the cinema.

Notably, with his enormous contribution to Telugu cinema, the talented director garnered the Raghupathi Venkaiah Award in 2012. His final project is Nagarahavu, a Kannada epic-fantasy film in 2016.

In addition to directional works, Ramakrishna also had several tries at the role of an actor. Some movies marking his attendance include Dongata, Attagaaroo Swagatam, Aasti Mooredu Aasha Baaredu, Mudilla Muchata and Inti Donga.


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