Senior producer Tammareddy Krishna Murthy passed away today in CR Foundation's home for the aged. He was 93. Producer director Tammareddy Bharadwaja is his son.
Krishna Murthy was born in Chinapalaparru village in Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh. He participated in Indian independence movement in his youth. He liked communist principles and actively participated in the works of Praja Natya Mandali. He initially worked as a tuition teacher for the children of cinema artists in Chennai. Then he entered into films as a production executive.
Returning to Hyderabad, he worked for many memorable movies made in Saradhi studios. He started his own production house titled Ravindra Art Pictures and made 'Lakshadhikari' with N. T. Rama Rao in lead as the first production. It was an outstanding success. He made 'Jamindar' with ANR and many memorable movies like Bangaru Gajulu, 'Dharma Daata', 'Dattaputhrudu', 'Sisindri Chitttibabu', 'Dr.Babu', 'Iddaru Kodukulu', 'Chinna Nati Kalalu', 'Amma Nanna', and 'Love Marriage'.
The bigwigs of Telugu film industry including Producers, directors, actors and others expressed their grief on the demise of the oldest living industry member and conveyed their condolences to his family.