The death of Bapu is not only a loss to the industry, but also to the Telugu people. This great artist, painter, illustrator, cartoonist and designer has inspired many with his great works.
He was conferred with many awards and has received Padma Shri from the government of India in 2013. He even won two National film awards, five Nandi awards and two filmfare awards in his career. His pictures are famous worldwide. Any girl would be proud and feel it as a great compliment, if anyone calls her a 'Bapu Bomma'. .His works are such famous. He used to have a great sense of humour and it reflects in his cartoons and films. His style of writing was used as a font in Telugu. His association with writer Mullapudi Venkata Ramana was sensational and the duo have worked together for many magical works.
They used to give importance to Telugu nativity and culture and it is evident from their films and art works.They are famous as Bapu-Ramana. They used to be very simple, though they have reached great heights. A few years back Ramana passed away and now it is a great loss that Bapu also passed away.
Bapu's first film was 'Sakshi' with Super Star Krishna and last was 'Sri Ramarajyam' with Balakrishna. He worked together with legendary actors like NTR, ANR, Krishna, Krishnam Raju, Shoban Babu etc. Every film of Bapu is a masterpiece and some of their famous works include 'Sampoorna Ramayanam', 'Shri Ramanjaneya Yuddham', 'Muthyala Muggu', 'Bhakta Kannappa', 'Pelli Pusthakam', 'Mr.Pellam', 'Sri Rama Rajyam' etc.
It is not an exaggeration that no one can ever replace Bapu and Ramana.