Yesterday Telugu comedian and director Padmanabha Rao, popularly known as Padmanabham, died at his residence in Chennai on on February 20 due to heart attack.
The actor suffered a massive heart attack at 08:30 a.m. at his Rangarajapuram residence while reading the newspaper, family sources said. He is survived by his wife, two sons and five daughters.
Born in Simhadripuram (Kadapa dist) on 20 August 1931, Padmanabham entered films in 1943 and acted in over 400 movies, including Maya Lokam and Pathala Bhairavi. His directorial ventures are Kathanayika Molla and Sri Rama Katha.
He produced four movies: Kathanayika Molla, Shri Rama Katha, Sri Sri Sri Maryada Ramanna, Potti Pleader and Devatha.
kolly theater team offers their condolences to the bereaved family.