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Producer RR Venkat passes away; Ravi Teja & others pay tribute

Veteran producer RR Venkat passed away on Monday due to a kidney failure.

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RR Venkat and Ravi Teja

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Veteran producer RR Venkat passed away on Monday due to a kidney failure. The man was best known for producing films like Kick, Don Seenu, and Businessman among others. He was reportedly hospitalised at the AIG Hospitals in Hyderabad.

Telugu film director Gopichand Malineni tweeted, “Rest in peace #RRVenkat Garu debut film Donseenu producer ..very passionate film maker, encouraged me a lot deepest condolences to his family.” Superstar and actor Ravi Teja shared his condolences on social media, and wrote, “Really sad to hear about R.R Venkat garu's passing away. One of the best producers I've worked with. Heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones.”-

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Director Surender Reddy wrote, "Extremely saddened to hear about the demise of senior producer #RRVenkat Garu. My deepest condolences to the family."

RR Venkat made his foray into Hollywood with the film Divorce Invitation, a remake of SV Krishna Reddy’s directorial Aahwanam, starring Ramya Krishnan and Srikanth. Divorce Invitation was also directed by Reddy and starred Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Jonathan Bennett. The film was co-produced by Venkat and MSP Srinivas Reddy.

RR Venkat also received an honorary doctorate from the open International University for Complementary Medicines at the University of Colombo in 2011 for his social work.

May his soul rest in peace.

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