Hyderabad: Prominent Telugu cine writer Gandham Nagaraju, who was ailing for some time, passed away this morning. He was 42.
Nagaraju was suffering from brain and liver related problems since the last two months. It is suspected that he spoilt his health by consuming liquor excessively and turned a alcoholic.
Shot into fame with his writings for “Gamyam”, Nagaraju worked as writer for hit pictures “Banam” and “Betting Bangarraju”. Earlier, he penned several dramas and novels. He was a native of Narsaraopet.
Though he was a brilliant writer, Nagaraju caused inconvenience to producers by not giving scripts on time. Though he got several offers after “Gamyam” picture, producers were exasperated over his inordinate delay in preparing scripts. He was given Nandi award for a novel. His novels like “Sthithapragna” and “Pasidi Lanka” published in “Swathi” got awards. (NSS)