Veteran Producer Dorswamy Raju has passed away due to cardiac arrest on Monday morning in Banjara Hills Care Hospitals at Hyderabad. Mr Raju produced memorable films in Tollywood under VMC Productions. ‘Annamayya’, Seetaramayya Gari Manavaralu’, ‘Kondaveeti Simham’, ‘Justice Chowdhary’, and ‘Simhadri’ are just a few to name.
Doraswamy Raju also had a stint in politics. He won as MLA of Nagari constituency from TDP, contesting elections in 1994. Besides, he even served in a few political positions as well.
Moreover, he produced several films with legendary NT Rama Rao. Doraswamy Raju also has the credit to produce the first industry hit of Jr NTR, ‘Simhadri’. His devotional film ‘Annamayya’ starring Nagarjuna and directed by K Raghavendra Rao remains an all-time classic in Telugu cinema.
The Telugu film fraternity and audience are paying rich tributes to Doraswamy Raju on his demise.