Kannada film producer Ramu, husband of actress Malashree succumbs to COVID

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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.

May his soul rest in peace and we offer our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.

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