Veteran actor Gummadi, popularly known as Gummadi Venkateswara Rao passed away. The 83 year old actor was admitted to the hospital due to chest pain. Gummadi was already suffering from paralysis and also both his kidneys were in failure.
Born in Ravikampadu near Tenali of Andhra Pradesh on July 9, 1927, Gummadi started his career in Telugu cinema with Adrushta Deepudu in 1950 and worked in around 500 Telugu films in a acting period of around 60 years. His last was Dharma Chakram (1995). Some of his hits are Dharma Chakram (1995), Maya Bazaar (1995), Govindha Govindha (1993), Mutamestri (1993) and Gaayam (1993).