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Family, friends bid tearful adieu to media baron Ramoji Rao

The funeral was held with full state honours at Ramoji Film City here, with his son Kiron lighting the pyre

Family, friends bid tearful adieu to media baron Ramoji Rao

TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu along with others carries mortal remains of media baron Ramoji Rao during his last rites in Hyderabad on Sunday. Photo: PTI



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Hyderabad, June 9 

The mortal remains of media baron and Ramoji Group chairman Ch Ramoji Rao, were consigned to flames near here on Sunday. 

The funeral was held with full state honours at Ramoji Film City here, with his son Kiron lighting the pyre.      

Ramoji Rao, who revolutionised the news and entertainment industry, died at a hospital here early on Saturday. He was 88.

TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu were among the leaders who attended the last rites.

Ramoji Rao, who created a sensation in the media industry in undivided Andhra Pradesh with the Eenadu newspaper and ETV group of channels, was a recipient of Padma Vibhushan.

The Andhra Pradesh government has decided to observe state mourning on June 9 and 10.  

During the state mourning, the National flag will be flown at half-mast throughout the state and there will be no official entertainment, an official communication said. 


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