Dasari Narayana Rao veteran Tollywood director, passed away in Hyderbad after a prolonged illness.He was 75. He was admitted in a private hospital in Secunderabad in January but recovered. He set up a mini hospital in his house where the doctors visited him twice to moniter his health condition.. He is survived by his two sons Arun kumar Dasari and Hari Hara Prabu.
Dasari Narayana Rao was known as a director with a midas touch. He concentrated on films with a social messages. He also hold the Guinness record for directing the maximum number of movies. The news of his death cast a pall of gloom over the Tollywood film fraternity and many celebrities paid their homage to him.