Noted Telugu Filmmaker Sagar Passes Away at 70 in Chennai

Veteran Telugu director Vidya Sagar, who is popularly known as Sagar, passed away on Thursday. At the age of 70, he reportedly took his last breath in Chennai after battling a long illness. 


Sagar began his career as a director in 1983 with the film Rakasi Loyd starring Naresh and Vijaya Shanti. Thereafter, he delivered blockbuster movies in Telugu like Public Rowdy, Daadi, Nakshatra Poratam, Amma Donga, Bharatasimham, Ammanaakodalaa, Alumagalu, Jagadekaveerudu, Ramasakkanodu, Osi Naa Maradala, Anveshana, Action No.1, Khaidi Brothers, etc.

Sagar also served three times as president of the Telugu Directors Association.

Filmmakers such as Sreenu Vaitla, VV Vinayak, and Ravi Kumar Chowdhary worked as his assistants before making it big in the industry.


Sreenu mourned the demise of veteran filmmaker by penning a heartfelt note. Sreenu’s tweet read: “It is extremely painful to know that my guru Sagar garu is no more. He took care of all his assistants very affectionately and taught many valuable things. He was a great support for all of us. You will be remembered forever sir Om Shanthi.”

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