The veteran Tollywood film director Dasari Narayana Rao, who is the former Union Minister of the State for Coal has died on Tuesday, May 31 due to prolonged illness. Rao totally directed 125 films in Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi, who dies at 75 at a private hospital in Hyderabad.

Rao was admitted to the hospital in February when he complained of breathing issues as infection in the lungs and kidneys. And he shifted to his home after some improvements on his health from the KIMS Hospital. However, he has admitted to the hospital again on four days ago due to pain in the chest. But, he breathed his last today at 06:30 PM.

Telugu Film Director Dasari Narayana Rao died - Who planned to take biopic of Jayalalithaa

Whereas, Dasari celebrated his 75th birthday on May 4 this year. Rao also had produced 50 films and who won two National Awards for direction is no more. Dasari Narayana Rao was a Minister in the Council of Ministers headed by Manmohan Singh, was also charge sheeted in the coal scam. In his career spanning over 5 decades, he won 2 National awards, 9 Nandi Awards, and 4 Filmfare awards.

His famous films include Premabhishekam, Megha Sandesham, Osey Ramulamma and Tata Manavadu. Whereas, he had the plan to make a biopic on late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa.