Popular singer Murali, who was going to attend the Kakinada Beach Festival (Kakinada Sagara Sambaralu) had suddenly collapsed of heart attack and died. Soon after alighting at Kakinada railway station, he had the stroke.
Though the locals immediately shifted him to the hospital, he was declared brought dead by the doctors. Murali had become very popular with the song 'Adavari Matalaku Ardhale Verule' song in 'Khushi'. After that he had become popular with Khushi Murali. He had rendered some hundreds of songs in Telugu films, including Pokiri, Mr Perfect, Gabbar Singh and other films.