Veteran producer Parvathaneni Mallikarjuna Rao passed away this morning at 7 AM at Medwin Hospital in Hyderabad. The producer was suffering from illness for quite some time and finally took his last breadth this morning at Medwin Hospital. He was 76. He is survived with his wife and two sons. Born on July 27th, 1935 in Krishna district, Mallikarjun Rao entered into film industry in 1965. He established Madhu Pictures, Bharathi International and Sunandini Pictures and produced several films in Telugu and Hindi. Mallikarjun Rao worked with top heroes like A Nageswara Rao, Kanta Rao, Sobhan Babu, Krishnam Raju
and many more in Telugu and Bollywood stars like Jitendra, Sanjay Kumar, Vinod Khanna, Kamal Haasan, Anil Kapoor and so on. His first production venture was ‘Jwaladeepa Rahasyam’ starring Kanta Rao and Vitalacharya. Later he produced super hit films like Iddaru Monagaallu, Machi Kutumbam, Manchi Mitrulu, Inti Gauravam, Inti Kodalu, etc.
This apart he also made films like ‘Himmath, Mousam, Sanjog, Keemath, Yetho Kamaal Hogaya, Ye Desh, Aada Din Aadhi Raath, etc., in Hindi. In 1976, his film 'Mousam' bagged the national award.
Ragalahari prays for Mallikarjun Rao’s soul to rest in peace and offers deepest condolences to his family members.