Producer Surapaneni Venkataratnam who made films like “Yamagola” and “Naa Desam” with late NT Rama Rao died at the age of 75 years at Vijayawada on Thursday morning.
S Venkataratnam is the brother of well known art director S Krishna Rao and started his film career as assistant cameraman in Vahini Studios. He made his debut as cinematographer with the film “Vijayasimha” starring Kantha Rao and made by Vitalacharya.
After handling the camera for around fifteen films, he turned film producer with the support of VB Rajendra Prasad and Chaterjee. He made films with late NTR, Sobhan Babu, Venkatesh, Jagapathi Babu and others.