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Posted by on Jan 27, 2010 in In The News, Telugu Nadu, TG Roundup

Sri Gummadi Venkateswara Rao: 1927-2010

“మన నాన్న” గా మనందరికీ ఆత్మీయుడు అయిన శ్రీ గుమ్మడి వెంకటేశ్వర రావు గారు మనకిక లేరు.

Sri Gummadi Venkateswara Rao is no more. Many of us remember him as an endearing father figure. I met Sri Gummadi garu in person and hosted him at TANA 2007. Not only that, I had the honor of being a part of the team which facilitated him with a “Life Time Achievement” Award. The biggest highlight for me at that event was to give a one-minute intro to cue a video tribute, which resulted in a standing ovation for this gentleman from the 12000+ in attendance. I will never forget that moment.

May his soul rest in peace.

The following is a video from the TANA 2007 event. [As a shameless plug for myself, I am also in the video: 3:51-4:04, standing second to his left.]

How do you remember him?


  1. He is one of the very few actors who had created a “Fatherly figure” impression among all of us. Very natural actor.
    My heartfelt condolences and may his soul rest in peace.

  2. We miss u Gummadi gaaru…R.I.P

  3. He is a great man.He is probably the best of everyone who played that “Godfatherly” figure role in many movies.

  4. wish he is with us till mayabazar color movie release. May his soul rest in peace.