Senior Telugu Director Passes Away at 70

It’s another sad day for Tollywood. After the unfortunate demise of Krishna, Krishnam Raju, Chalapathi Rao, Satyanarayana, and legendary actress Jamuna garu, Tollywood lost another senior film personality. Renowned director Vidya Sagar Reddy, simply known as Sagar, breathed his last this morning at 05:20 AM today in a private hospital in Chennai. He was 70.

The director was suffering from age-related health issues. Born in Guntur in 1952, Sagar worked as an editor and assistant director for many movies when he entered the industry. He made his debut as a director with Rakasi Loya, released in 1983.

Bhanuchander starrer Stuvartupuram Dongalu (1991) made him a famous director. The film also won 3 Nandi Awards. Sagar’s notable works include Amma Donga, Anveshana, and Osi Na Maradala. Khaidi Brothers (2002) is his last movie. He also served as the President of the Telugu Film Directors Association three times.

Several celebrities mourned the death of the senior director. The last rites will be performed in Chennai this evening. We at 123telugu express our deepest condolences to the family of the late filmmaker.