Ramu, a dominant Kannada husband and manufacturer of picture actress Malashri, passed away as a result of COVID-19 on Monday, family sources said.
He had been admitted into a private hospital at Bengaluru for therapy where he passed away.
Ramu had contributed lots of hit movies such as lock-up Death, ak 47 and Kalasipalya.
Condoling his passing, former chief minister HD Kumaraswamy tweeted,”I am profoundly saddened to know famed Kannada producer Ramu expired of coronavirus disorder”
He clarified the death has resulted in a huge loss to the picture industry.
Kumaraswamy prayed to God to grant peace to the departed soul and ability to your family to keep the loss.