Bengaluru: Ramu, a prominent Kannada producer and husband of film actress Malashree, passed away due to COVID-19 on Monday, family sources said.
He was admitted to a private hospital for treatment where he passed away.
Ramu had given many hit films such as Lockup Death, AK47 and Kalasipalya.
Condoling his death, former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy tweeted, “I am deeply saddened to hear that famous Kannada producer Ramu died of coronavirus infection.”
He said the death has caused a huge loss to the film industry.
Kumaraswamy prayed to God to give peace to the departed soul and strength to the family to bear the loss.