Varma (a senior co-director in Telugu film industry)
and Ramaraju (cashier in Aditya Productions) met with
a road accident while returning from the shoot of
Sri Ramadasu and expired. A condolence meet was held
in Film Chamber on 20th of November. ANR, Raghavendra
Rao, Nagarjuna, Konda Krishnam Raju, Suman, Kaikala
Satyanarayana, MM Keeravani, S Gopal Reddy, SS Rajamouli,
Ranganadh, JK Bharavi, Raghunatha Reddy and Sreeram
attended this meet.
said, "SriRamadasu film is shaping up with great
artistic values. This unfortunate event occurred when
we were returning from Mangalore schedule. Sunil Varma
had over experience of 25 years in film industry in
direction department. He also directed a couple of
films. He was closing associated with the director
K Raghavendra Rao. Ramaraju, a relative of producer
Konda Krishnam Raju took voluntary retirement in Syndicate
Bank to work for Sri Ramadasu film. It is an indigestible
fact that these two good men are not with us anymore.
I express my condolences to the family members of
Sunil Varma and Rama Raju."
said, "Sunil Varma is my contemporary. We came
to film industry at the same time. Our debut film
was Kalki. We share friendship since then. Life is
like rail journey. Some people get down early. I got
introduced to Ramaraju very recently. He was very
endearing person. May their souls rest in peace."
Bharavi said, "K Raghavendra Rao wept like
a kid when I learned that Sunil Varma is no more.
He was very closely associated with K Raghavendra
Rao over 30 years. It is sad to know that these two
gentlemen are not there anymore."
Satyanarayana said, "I worked over 49 films
in the direction of K Raghavendra Rao. Sunil Varma
worked as co-director for most of those films. He
was an ever-smiling and talented man. My condolences
to the family members of Sunil Varma and Ramaraju."
said, "I knew Sunil Varma for 22 years. Sunil
Varma got introduced as director with my film 'Atma
Bandham'. May their souls rest in peace."