Telugu actor-producer Madala Ranga Rao passes away, celebs pour their hearts out

The actor-producer, 71, passed away in the wee hours of Sunday after he suffered a heart attack.

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Telugu actor-producer Madala Ranga Rao passes away, celebs pour their hearts out

Veteran Telugu actor Madala Ranga Rao, popularly known as ‘Red Star’ passed away on Sunday while undergoing treatment at a private hospital. The actor-producer, 71, passed away in the wee hours of Sunday after he suffered a heart attack.

Several other actors also paid condolences to the veteran actor including Mega Star Chiranjeevi. Speaking to media, Chiranjeevi said that it was sad loss to the industry. “I know him from the Chennai days. He was very close to me and was one of the people to encourage me in the beginning of my career. He encouraged me a lot and told me that I should bring fame to Ongole.”

Pouring his heart out over the death of Madala Ranga Rao, actor R Narayana Murthy, said, “He was a great man who believed in the idea that art form should not for money but for people.”

Shocked by the news, few other celebs took to Twitter to pay condolences. Check out tweets here:

Madala Ranga Rao is noted for Erra Cinema or revolutionary movies in Telugu film industry. He is popularly known as Red Star by people. Ranga Rao started his career with satirical Telugu film “Chairman Chelamaiah”. He started his own banner Navataram Pictures and produced and acted movies like Yuvatharam Kadilindi (1980), Erra Mallelu (1981), Mahaprasthanam (1982), Praja Shakthi (1983), Veera Bhadrudu (1984), Swarajyam, Maro Kurukshetram and Erra Suryudu. He acted in films such as Erra Pavuralu.

The actor-producer always highlighted social issues in his film. He showed dark angles in politics and social issues in his films. Once talking about the same, he said, “My films do not spread the Naxalite ideology. They are aimed at bringing about social change.”

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