Obituaries Of 2017

By - January 02, 2018 - 06:46 PM IST

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Some of the noted film personalities who gave their blood & sweat to the Telugu film industry in the form of their valuable contributions in different categories. It is our duty to remember them and pay our respect as we closed the year 2017 recently.

C Narayana Reddy:

C Narayana Reddy
(85) is popularly known as “Ci Na Re” in the film circles was breathed his last on 12th of June in Manikonda, Hyderabad. He is one among the few Telugu poets having the honor of Jnanpeeth award under his belt. ‘Ci Na Re’s death is a great loss to the Telugu literature.

Dasari Narayana Rao:

“Peddanna” & “Guruvu Garu” are the few titles of Darshakaratna Dasari Narayana Rao (75) which were given by his protégés and Telugu film industry people. Well, this hope of light in the film industry was come down on the fateful day of 30th May 2017. With his sudden demise, the industry lost its big man.


Bharat Raju (45) brother of Hero Ravi Teja met with an accident on the outskirts of Hyderabad and died on the spot. On his way to home from Novotel, this accident happened. His personal and professional lives are full of controversies and unfortunately, his death also became a controversy as his family members stayed away from his last rites.

Vijay Sai:

Comedian Vijay Sai’s (42) suicide came out as shocking to the entire film industry. On December 11, 2017, he found dead in his house and he blamed his wife for his extreme decision. He even recorded a selfie video before his suicide to reveal the things that drove him to take this step. However, things turned murkier as his wife released some of his pictures with other women later.

TV Actor Pradeep Kumar

Popular TV actor Pradeep Kumar’s (29) death is also very much similar to comedian Vijay Sai. However, the exact reasons behind his suicide are not known. He married Pavani Reddy an actress in the Television field in the January 2017 and unfortunately, their marriage lasted for only five months.