Hyderabad: The TDP chief, Mr N. Chandrababu Naidu, on Thursday condoled the death of noted film writer Mullapudi Venkata Ramana.
In a statement here, Mr Naidu said that Venkata Ramana strove for the development of the Telugu language. Recalling that Ramana had worked with late N T Rama Rao for the film ‘Srinatha Kavi Sarvabhouma, he said that it was unfortunate that he died while working for the ‘Sri Rama Rajyam’ film with Nandamuri Bala Krishna.
Mr Naidu said, as a film writer, Mullapudi Venkata Ramana scripted dialogues for several successful films and made an indelible mark on the hearts of the Telugu people. Stating that the Telugu film industry has lost a stalwart in his death, Mr Naidu expressed his condolences to the bereaved family.
The State CPI Council secretary, Dr K Narayana, expressed his grief over the passing away of Mullapudi and conveyed his heart-felt sympathies to the members of the bereaved family.
In a pressnote here, Dr Narayana recalled that the movies produced with the joint participation of Mullapudi Venkata Ramana and Bapu attracted all sections of people in the cine world. Especially, Mullapudi’s cinema dialogues and pictures remained indelible in the hearts of the Telugu people, he added.
PRAJA NATYA MANDALI CONDOLES
The Andhra Pradesh Praja Natya Mandali State president, Mr Puli Sambasiva Rao, and its general secretary, Mr Palle Narasimhulu, expressed their grief over the demise of Mullapudi. They felt that Venkata Ramana’s death was an irreparable loss to the film industry. They also conveyed their sympathies to the bereaved family. (NSS)