Tollywood PRO, senior film journalist, producer BA Raju is no more. Raju breathed his last on Friday night due to cardiac arrest while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Hyderabad. He was 57 and is survived by two sons.
BA Raju's on Shiva Kumar confirmed the news on social media. He tweeted "With extreme sorrow & grief we would like to announce the untimely demise of our beloved father Shri B.A.Raju. He passed away due to sudden fluctuations of diabetes & cardiac arrest. May his Soul Rest In Peace. Dad Be A “Raju” Forever because You are a “SUPERHIT” in Our Hearts."
BA Raju started his career as a film journalist and then become a producer in the Telugu film industry. He made his debut as a film producer with the film Premalo Pavani Kalyan in 2002 and went on to bankroll movies like Premikulu, Chantigaduand Premalo Pavani Kalyan. BA Raju is a personal PRO for Mahesh Babu and having a close association with other heroes and he is the founder of 'Superhit' weekly magazine.
His sudden demise left the Telugu film industry shocked and saddened. Mahesh Babu, Namrata Shirodkar, Samantha Akkineni, Jr NTR and SS Rajamouli expressed their condolences on social media.