Famous and noted multilingual filmmaker and Dada Saheb Phalke Awarded producer D. Ramanaidu died on Wednesday. He had been ill for a long time. His age was 78 years.
Daggubati Ramanaidu (6 June 1936 – 18 February 2015) was a multilingual Indian film producer. He was the founder of Suresh Productions and holds the Guinness Book of World Records for the most films produced by an individual, having produced more than 150 films in 13 Indian languages.
He also served as a member of parliament for the Bapatala constituency of Guntur District in the 13th Lok Sabha from 1999 to 2004.In 2012, Ramanaidu was conferred with the third highest civilian award in the Republic of India, the Padma Bhushan, in recognition for his contribution to Telugu cinema.
In 2009 he was awarded by Dada Saheb Phalke Award for Lifetime Achievement in the film industry for his outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian cinema.
His popular Hindi films, ‘Premnagar’, ‘Dildaar’, ‘Bandish’, ‘Anaadi’, ‘Hum Aapke Dil Me Rehte Hai’ and ‘Prem Kedi’.