Cherukuri Ramoji Rao

  • 10 Jun 2024

On June 7th, 2024, media baron and business tycoon who founded Eenadu newspaper, the largest circulated Telugu daily, ETV channels and Ramoji Film City passed away in Hyderabad at the age of 87.

Key Points

  • Born on 16th November, 1936, he established including Margadarsi Chit Funds, Eenadu Telugu daily, ETV network of television channels, film production company Usha Kiran Movies and the world’s largest film production facility – Ramoji Film City (RFC).
  • He also owns Dolphin group of hotels, Kalanjali Saree Showrooms, Priya Foods and Mayuri Film Distributors.
  • In 2016, he was honoured with Padma Bhushan, for his contribution to journalism, literature and education.