The Palakollu village in the coastal district of West Godavari was made proud when a son of the soil - Kodi Ramakrishna, turned into one of the biggest and most revered directors of Tollywood. Known for his supernatural fantasy films and heart-touching dramas, Kodi Ramakrishna has directed over 100 movies in an over 30-year career, with many of them going on to become blockbusters at the box office. Who will be able to forget the evergreen Arundathi, which became one of the biggest grossers ever in Telugu Cinema and is till date one of the best movies in Anushka Shetty's career.
Kodi Ramakrishna had suffered from a cardiac arrest and paralytic attack in the recent past and was suffering from very severe ailments. A couple of days back, he complained of breathing issues and was rushed to the AIG Hospital in Gachibowli, Hyderabad. He was immediately placed under life support and was diagnosed to be having a lung infection. Despite intensive treatment and even treatment by top specialists flown in from Chennai, he succumbed to his illness, on Friday.
This comes as a huge shock to the whole of the Tollywood fraternity who are reeling under the weight of this legend's passing away. Kodi Ramakrishna has created some masterpieces and given life and career defining movies to a number of actors. He will be sorely missed. Many top celebrities took to their social media pages to express their angst.
Following this legend's demise, Adithya Music have decided to postpone the launch of the upcoming movie - 118's jukebox!
The veteran will be missed by all.