Kannada film producer Ramu, husband of actress Malashree succumbs to COVID
Kannada film producer Ramu aka Crorepati Ramu passed away today (April 26) due to Covid-19 at a private hospital in Bengaluru as per a report in Times of India. He was married to popular actress Malashree. He was admitted to M S Ramaiah Hospital in Bengaluru. He is survived by his wife and two children.
Ramu who was 52 had produced 37 films in his career of 3 decades. His films include Ak47, Ganga, Shivajinagara, Veera, Sagar, Election, Kanteerava, Golibar, Lockup Death, CBI Durga, and Kalasipalya among others. Ramu and Malashree also made some of the most popular action thrillers. He made his debut with Golibar in 1993 that was a hit. His last movie in Kannada as a producer was 99, which was the remake of the hit Tamil film 96. It starred Ganesh and Bhavana.
Twitter is flooded with condolences for Ramu and his family. Some mourned his death by calling him a “passionate producer” while some called him “humble”.
Take a look at some of the tributes here for the producer.
— Tharun Sudhir (@TharunSudhir) April 26, 2021
Producer #Ramu’s passing is devastating
Mr. Ramu was always kind & soft-spoken. In spite of being ‘Koti’ Ramu, he was so humble
Ten years ago when I met him at his office near my home, he affectionately guided me on many things cinema
My condolences to Malashree Madam & family pic.twitter.com/6euInXD9hW
— Chetan Kumar / ಚೇತನ್ (@ChetanAhimsa) April 26, 2021
— Shylaja Nag (@shylajanag) April 26, 2021
KFI looses one more pillar, a wonderful human Ramu Sir who gave life to many actors,technicians. My condolences to @malashri_official mam and family 😔 “Please dont take covid lightly,please WEAR MASK,MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCE & SANITISE REGULARLY” 🙏🏼 #ramu pic.twitter.com/S1Qr7P92Xs
— karthik jayaram (@j_k_aaaa) April 26, 2021
May his soul rest in peace and we offer our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.