The writer who was also a well known playwright passed away at 69
Telugu dialogue writer Ganesh Patro passed away Monday at a private hospital here, actor-politician Chiranjeevi said. Patro, who wrote dialogues for Chiranjeevi's acclaimed film Rudraveena, passed away while undergoing treatment for cancer. Mourning his loss, Chiranjeevi told reporters: "It's extremely sad that we've lost another member of our industry to cancer. Ganesh Patro was a prolific writer and his dialogues for my film Rudraveena will stay in my memory forever."
Born in 1945, Patro started his career as a playwright. He debuted as a writer in 1976 Telugu drama Athavarillu. Known for his long association with late filmmaker K. Balachander, he wrote dialogues for some of the auteur's best films such as Marocharitra, Idhi Katha Kadu and Rudraveena.
Patro also penned dialogues for over 20 Telugu films of filmmaker Kodi Ramakrishna. The prolific writer has over 50 films to his credit, his last being 2013 Telugu drama Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu.
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