Telugu celebs death in 2015
Telugu celebs death in 2015

Tollywood has suffered huge loss in 2015 with the death of 20 Telugu celebs, including filmmakers D Ramanaidu and VB Rajendra Prasad, actress Aarthi Agarwal and character artiste Ahuti Prasad.

The Telugu film industry has lost three producers, three comedians, three character artistes, three writers, three musicians, an actress, a cinematographer, a choreographer, an editor, and a lighting assistant. When compared to previous years, Tollywood has witnessed the demise of more celebs this year.

Here are the details of Telugu celebs who died due to various reasons in 2015:

Actor Ahuti Prasad: Popular Telugu actor Ahuti Prasad died of cancer at a private hospital on 4 January. He lost his battle with cancer while undergoing treatment at KIMS Hospital in Secunderabad. Read more

Dialogue writer Ganesh Patro: Popular dialogue writer Ganesh Patro passed away due to cancer in Chennai on 5 January. He was 69. Patro was undergoing treatment at a private hospital. Read more

Filmmaker VB Rajendra Prasad: Telugu actor Jagapathi Babu's father Veeramachineni Babu Rajendra Prasad (VB Rajendra), a noted Tollywood filmmaker, died of age-related ailments at a private hospital in Hyderabad on 12 January. He was 82. Read more

Cinematographer A Vincent: Ace cinematographer Aloysius Vincent, popularly known as A Vincent, passed away at his residence in Chennai on 25 February. The 86-year-old cinematographer-turned-director was suffering from age-related illness. Read more

Filmmaker Daggubati Ramanaidu: Multilingual film producer Daggubati Ramanaidu (D Rama Naidu) passed away in Hyderabad on the afternoon of 18 February after a long battle with cancer. Read more

Editor TE Kishore: National Award-winning editor TE Kishore passed away on 6 March. The 32-year-old editor was undergoing treatment for brain stroke at the Vijaya Hospital. Read more

Music Director Sri aka Srinivasa Chakravarthy:  Popular musician Sri, whose full name is Kommineni Srinivasa Chakravarthy, died at his residence in Hyderabad on 18 April. He was suffering from kidney-related ailments. Read more

Choreographer Vijay: Tollywood choreographer and actor Vijay, who had left for Nepal for the shooting of "," died in a car accident caused by the earthquake on 27 April. Read more

Sound Designer P Madhusudhan Reddy: Tollywood sound designer P Madhusudhan Reddy died of heart attack on 20 April. He is survived by wife Sashi, children Saidutta and Drudanjaneya. Read more

Actress Aarthi Agarwal: Actress Aarthi Agarwal died of heart attack in New Jersey on 5 June. She was suffering from chronic asthma and had undergone liposuction surgery. She was rushed to hospital in Atlantic City after she complained of respiratory problems. Read more

Music director MS Viswanathan: Legendary music director MS Viswanathan passed away on 14 July. The 87-year-old was admitted to a private hospital due to age-related health issues. Read more

Producer Edida Nageswara Rao: Telugu producer Edida Nageswara Rao, associated with landmark films like "Shankarabharanam", "Sagarasangamam" and "Swatimutyam", died of age-related illness at a private hospital in Hyderabad on October 4. Edida Nageswara Rao, 81, was reportedly rushed to the hospital following some ailment on 20 September. He breathed his last at 5 pm while undergoing treatment. Read more

Actor Mada Venkateswara Rao: Actor Mada Venkateswara Rao, 65, known for his comic timing, passed away in Hyderabad on 14 October. He was reportedly suffering from age-related ailments. Read more

Comedian Kallu Chidambaram: Comedian Kallu Chidambaram died at Care Hospital in Visakhapatnam on 19 October. The 70-year-old was reportedly suffering from age-related illness. Read more

Comedian Kondavalasa Lakshmana Rao: Actor Kondavalasa Lakshmana Rao, known for his comedy, died of age-related illness in Hyderabad on 2 November. He wass 69. Read more

Telugu actor Prashanth: Young Telugu actor Prashanth, who began his career as a choreographer, died after reportedly falling from a building in Moosapet, Hyderabad, on 13 November. The 26-year-old actor was reportedly in a relationship with a married woman. Read more

Scriptwriter Satyamurthy: Music director Devi Sri Prasad's father Satyamurthy, who was one of the noted scriptwriters of the Telugu film industry, died of heart attack at his home in Chennai on 14 December. Read more

Artiste and writer Chatla Sriramulu: Popular theatre artiste and writer Chatla Sriramulu passed away at Secunderabad Railway Hospital on 18 December. He was 84. Read more

Lighting assistant Pathikayala Tirupathirao:  Lighting assistant Pathikayala Tirupathirao was reportedly electrocuted on the sets of Nani's as-yet-untitled movie near Sanghi temple in Hayathnagar On 19 December. Read more

Actor Ranganath: Noted Telugu actor Ranganath, 66, hung himself in his house in Gandhinagar near Musheerabad on 19 December. Read more

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