The coronavirus is spreading like wildfire in Telangana. Every day, the state is reporting more than 1500 cases. The death rate is also increasing which is now worrying about the people. Popular producer Pokuri Rama Rao died earlier this morning. The sources close to his family stated that Rama Rao died due to COVID-19. The official statement about the news is yet to be out though.
According to the reports, Rama Rao tested positive for the coronavirus recently. From the last few days, he is being treated in the Continental Hospitals of Hyderabad. He breathed his last while undergoing the treatment for the same. The family members are yet to give an official statement about his demise. Meanwhile, the news has shaken up the entire film industry. We cannot take the virus for granted as many people are being affected severely by it. We hear that the final rites of Rama Rao will get held this evening.
Rama Rao is the brother of another popular producer Pokuri Babu Rao. Both of them bankrolled many films under the banner Eetharam Movies. They have produced popular movies like Neti Bharatam, Vande Mataram, Erra Mandaram, Anna, Yagnam, Ranam, Ontari, and Em Pillo Em Pillado.