V Doraswamy Raju, the Tollywood producer, passed away today after reportedly suffering a massive cardiac arrest. Condolences are pouring in from the Telugu film industry. SS Rajamouli and Jr NTR have remembered him with gratitude for helping cement their position in the film industry with 'Simhadri', the 2003 blockbuster.
"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 a few of the gems from his VMC banner. I am fortunate to be associated with him for my career-changing 'Simhadri'. My heartfelt condolences to his family," the 'RRR' actor wrote.
On his part, Tarak said that Raju played a decisive role in ensuring that 'Simhadri' became a hit. He expressed sympathies to his bereaved family.