Telugu producer Mahesh Koneru passed away on Tuesday at his residence in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh after suffering a heart attack. Actor Jr NTR, who worked with Koneru took to Twitter to condole the sad demise. With the heaviest of heart and in utter disbelief, I am letting you all know that my dearest friend @smkoneru is no more. I am shell shocked and utterly speechless. My sincerest condolences to his family and his near and dear (sic),” the actor wrote.
Mahesh began his career as a film journalist. He soon became a publicist and was associated as a marketing strategist for Telugu blockbusters like Kanche and Baahubali series. Koneru was Jr NTR and his brother Kalyan Ram publicist.
"With the heaviest of heart and in utter disbelief, I am letting you all know that my dearest friend @SMKoneru is no more. I am shell-shocked and utterly speechless," tweeted Junior NTR. "My sincerest condolences to his family and his near and dear (ones)," he added.
Actress Raashii Khanna too shared a note for Mahesh Koneru. It read, "Life is so unpredictable! Rest in peace @smkoneru garu."
Mahesh Koneru has produced popular Telugu films including Kalyanram's 118, Miss India starring Keerthy Suresh, and Satya Dev's Thimmarusu under his Eastcoast Productions banner. Besides this, he was also the distributor of Tamil hits namely Bigil and Master in Telugu states.
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