Telugu comedian Venu Madhav died on Wednesday while he was undergoing treatment for liver and kidney related ailments at a private hospital in Hyderabad. His body was kept in the office of the film chambers enabling people to pay their last respects.
Ministers Etala Rajender and Talasani Srinivas Yadav, several film actors led by Mega Star Chiranjeevi were among others who paid floral tributes to Venu Madhav. The mortal remains of Venu Madhav were consigned to flames on Thursday.
A visibly upset Chiranjeevi said he still could not believe that Venu Madhav, who set a mark for himself in Tollywood, left at such an early age.
Star Indian Cricketer Yusuf Pathan also expressed his shock over the death of Venu Madhav. “Shocking to hear the demise of Venu Madhav. He was one of the irreplaceable and finest comedians I've seen on the silver screen. Deep condolences to his family and friends,” posted Yusuf.
Tollywood is obviously second biggest industry in India after Bollywood. Almost all the films are dubbed in Hindi and other languages. Apparently, Yusuf Pathan who was part of Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL Team might have watched several Telugu films in Hindi.