Actor-cum-doctor Rajasekar, who was treating producer Daggubati Ramanaidu for the last few months using Palliative care and alternative therapy, said it was his family's support that gave him the strength to survive. (Also Read: D Ramanaidu Cremated; Sridevi, Jayaprada Say Farewell)
Mr Ramanaidu breathed his last on February 18 in Hyderabad. He was cremated with state honours at Hyderabad's Ramanaidu Studios on February 19. His son, producer Suresh Babu, lit the funeral pyre. Mr Ramanaidu's body had been placed at the studio all morning and a steady stream of actors and politicians arrived to say a final farewell to the late producer. (Also Read: D Ramanaidu Was a Hero to Everyone, Says Kamal Haasan)
"The love and support of Ramanaidu's family kept him alive for so many years. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer 13 years ago and since then has been undergoing treatment. His family's support strengthened his will to carry on surviving," Rajasekar told IANS.
"Since November 2014, I've treating him with Palliative care and alternative therapy. I spent more time with him in the last few months and was there with him till the last moment with his family. His demise is a huge lost to the industry," he added. (Also Read: Daggubati Ramanaidu's Legacy Will Live On, Say Bollywood Celebrities)
A visionary producer, he was known for producing maximum number of films in as many as 13 Indian languages. ( Daggubati Ramanaidu: Producer. Politician. Legend)
Some of his other popular Telugu films include Prem Nagar, Jeevana Tarangalu, Soggadu, Kaliyuga Pandavulu, Coolie No 1 and Ganesh.
In Hindi, he produced films such as Prem Nagar, Dildaar, Maqsad, Insaaf, Tohfa,Anari and Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain.
He had also produced films in Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Oriya, Punjabi, Marathi, Konkani and English.