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Music director Chakri died of cardiac arrest

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Music director Chakri died of cardiac arrest
Andhra Pradesh: Renowned Telugu music director 43 years old was brought dead to Apollo Hospitals,Jubliee Hills. The doctors state he was brought in at 7.40 a.m. They tried to revive him but there was no response. His wife found him unresponsive at 6.30 am and grew suspicious. Known for his popular tunes like Idiot, Amma Nanna O Tamil Ammayi, Chakram, Devadasu, Simha, Desamuduru, and Jai Bolo Telangana, Chakri was an award-winning musician, singer. 


He received State government's Nandi Award for his tunes in Simha. Debuted with Puri Jagannadh's directorial Bachi in 2000, Chakri went on to compose music for over 85 films. His combination with director Puri Jagannadh was considered as the most suhcessful combination. Chakri's last film was Erra Bus directed by Dasari Narayana Rao. Meanwhile, many other films of him like Rey are yet to be released.


Born on June 15, 1974, Chakri was a native of Mahabubabad in Warangal district. Chakri's father Gilla Venkata Narayana, singer and actor, too died of heart attack two years ago. He was considered as the soft-natured and friendly personality. Chakri is survived by wife Sravani and children. It is learnt that the couple had a love marriage. Tollywood fraternity expressed its shock and grief over Chakri's sudden demise. Telangana CM KCR condoled Chakri's death and described that "a talented musician has gone too early at an young age." Terming Chakri as "Telangana Bidda", he recalled Chakri's success.

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