Telugu comedian M S Narayana passes away

The veteran actor passed away on Friday. Here are a few memories

Popular comedian M.S. Narayana is no more. The actor was admitted to a private hospital at Kondapur on January 20 and passed away on Friday morning at around 9.45 am.

The actor was affected by malaria, while on his way back to Hyderabad from his native village of Bheemavaram, where he had gone to celebrate Sankranti.

After initial treatment in Vijayawada, the actor was shifted to Hyderabad. He was responding to treatment, but later his condition deteriorated and his kidneys failed.

M.S. Narayana, who acted in more than 700 films, entered the film industry as a writer. Born in Nidamarru village, near Bheemavaram, on April 16, 1951, he was always very active in theatre.

He used to work as a lecturer and then shifted his focus to films and was popular for his comic timing — holding a record of sorts for having played a drunkard’s character in over 250 films.

While people generally get tired of seeing the same actor in similar roles, Narayana, was actually in demand to play the character of a drunkard, repeatedly.

The talented actor also directed couple of films including the film Koduku in which he introduced his son Vikram as a lead actor. His daughter Sasikiran also recently made her debut as a director.

His entry into the film industry was very late. His first film as an actor was M Dharmaraju MA. He became popular with the character of drunkard in the film Maa Nannaki Pelli that was released in 1997.

He never looked back after that and became one of the busiest actors in T’town, and acted in more than 700 films. He won five Nandi awards in his career.

In the past few years, the actor became very popular for his spoofs. Directors such as Trivikram Srinivas and Srinu Vaitla created special characters in their films for him.

( Source : dc )
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