Veteran producer DVS Raju passed away in a private hospital in Hyderabad. He was 82. Raju was passionate about movies. He landed in Madras in 1950. He produced several hit movies like Mangamma Sapadham, Dhanama Daivama, Tikka Shankaraiah and Gandikota Rahasyam. He produced about 25 films in Telugu.
Raju also served as chairman of National Film Development Corporation and Andhra Pradesh Film Chamber of Commerce. He was conferred with the Padma Sri by the government of India.
Several film personalities condoled the death of Raju who was treated as father figure in entire south cinema.