Noted film writer D.V.Narasa Raju, who has stories like Gundamma Katha, Yama Gola and Donga Ramudu to his credit, expired in the early hours (2:30am) of 28th August. The 86 year old writer was admitted to Care Hospital 2 weeks ago due to sever illness. His body will be cremated on 29 August at the Bansilal cemetery.
Born on 15th July, D.V.Narasa Raju debuted in films as a writer with the film Peddamanushulu in 1954. It was K.V.Reddy who, after watching Narasa Raju’s play Natakam screened at the 100 days function of Pathala Bhairavi in 1951, introduced him to the film industry. From then on Narasa Raju went on to pen more than 92 stories including industry classics like Gundamma Katha, Bhaktha Prahalada, Yama Gola, Rangula Ratnam, Manasu Mamatha and Donga Ramudu. Karu Diddina Kapuram is one of the few films that he directed and also played a cameo role in Chevilo Puvvu. His last work is the recently launched Maya Bazaar that stars Raja and Bhoomika in the lead roles.
D.V.Narasa Raju is survived by a daughter, Kavitha.