Acclaimed Telugu film producer and distributor V. Doraswamy Raju passed away on Monday at a private hospital in Hyderabad due to cardiac arrest.
As soon as the news broke, tributes started pouring in from the film industry. Producer Naga Vamsi tweeted, “Condolences to Doraswamy Raju garu family. He was one of the most passionate distributors and producers of TFI. Rest in Peace Sir!”
Condolences to Doraswamy Raju garu family. He was one of the most passionate distributors and producers of TFI. Rest in Peace Sir! pic.twitter.com/WAYnBCGeS0
— Naga Vamsi (@vamsi84) January 18, 2021
Veteran director K Raghavendra Rao posted a video remembering Doraswamy Raju on Twitter. Filmmaker SS Rajamouli, actors Jr NTR and Nani, along with screenwriter Gopi Mohan also paid respects on social media. Producer AM Rathnam expressed condolences through the Twitter handle of Mega Surya Productions.
As a distributor Doraswami Raju garu released an incredible 1000+ movies. He also produced some of the great telugu movies ever. Seetha Ramayya gari Manavaraalu, Annamayya are few of the gems from his VMC banner..
— rajamouli ss (@ssrajamouli) January 18, 2021
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— Jr NTR (@tarak9999) January 18, 2021
We lost Telugu Cinema’s one of the passionate distributors & producers, VMC Doraswami Raju garu. My condolences to his family. pic.twitter.com/Jlinm9K07b
— Raghavendra Rao K (@Ragavendraraoba) January 18, 2021
Doraswami raju gaaru
Thank you for giving me my all time favourite movie #SeetharamayyaGariManavaralu and for all your contribution to telugu cinema .. Rest in peace sir
— Nani (@NameisNani) January 18, 2021
Raju has produced many hit films including Madhavayya Gari Manavadu, Seetharamaiah Gaari Manavaralu, Annamayya, Simhadri and President Gari Pellam. He was the founder of VMC organizations which includes Vijaya Maruthi Creations production house.