Vastavam web: Veteran Telugu actor Rallapalli Venkata Narasimha Rao, popularly known by his surname Rallapalli, passed away at a private hospital here Friday evening following a cardiac arrest. He was 74. Rallappali, who had been suffering from a liver problem, passed away at 6.16 PM following a cardiac arrest, hospital sources said.
Rallapalli began his acting career in theater at a young age and subsequently entered films. He had also worked as a staff artiste in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Ralapalli acted in more than 800 films and was popular as a comedian and character artiste. He was a five time winner of the the prestigious Nandi award in undivided Andhra Pradesh.