MUMBAI: Tragedy struck Kannada Film Industry when the news of writer–director D Rajendra Babu came by.
D Rajendra Babu was only sixty two. Babu was suffering from low sugar and had not been keeping well for a while. He is survived by wife and two daughters. Nakshatra, daughter of Babu said, “My father suffered a heart attack in our residence and we rushed him to M. S. Ramaiah Hospital. The doctors there declared him brought dead.”
D Rajendra Babu has directed over fifty odd films and has written numerous blockbusters, though major of them are remakes.
Considered one of the most revered directors of Kannada Film Industry, Babu has also directed a few Telugu films and a Malayalam film.
He did try his hand in Bollywood and directed Govinda and Madakini starrer ‘Pyaar Karke Dekho’ way back in 1987.
Condoling the death, Shivarajkumar, son of late Kannada film icon Rajkumar said, “Babu was the finest director and his death was a great loss.”
Some of D Rajendra Babu’s notable works are ‘Nanu Nanna Hendathi’ (1985), ‘Olavina Udugore’ (1987), ‘Ramachaari’ (1991), ‘Ramarajyadalli Rakshasaru’ (1990), ‘Halunda Thavaru’ (1994), ‘Appaji’ (1996), ‘Diggajaru’ (2000), ‘Amma’ (2001), ‘Encounter Dayanayak’ (2005) and ‘Bindaas’ (2010).
May his soul rest in peace.