Hyderabad: Popular film dialogue writer and producer Tripuraneni Maharadhi (Born as Tripuraneni Balagangadhara Rao) passed away today morning due to massive heart attack at Star Hospital at the age of 82. Maharathi, who hailed from Pasumarru in Krishna district, was known for his punch dialogues. He is a favorite writer of Super Star Ghattamaneni Krishna.
Maharadhi became popular for his dialogues written for Alluri Sitaramaraju (1974), which happened to be the 100th movie of Krishna. He also penned dialogues for several hit films like Bandipotu (1963), Kanchukota (1967), Niluvu Dopidi (1968), Pettandarlu (1970), Desoddharakulu (1973), Devudu Chesina Manushulu (1973), Paadi Pantalu (1976), Kurukshetram (1977), Ram Robert Raheem (1980), Hema Hemeelu (1980), Praja Rajyam (1983), Simhasanam (1986) and so on. Santhi Sandesam (2004) was his last film as a writer. Maharadhi started his career with short stories and dubbing movies.
Later, he produced Rythu Bharatam (1994) in which Krishna played the lead role. Known for his close association with Sr. NTR, he also penned powerful speeches which played pivotal role in his political career. He floated Trilinga Praja Pragati Party on December 23, 2006 to strive for the welfare of Backward Communities, Scheduled castes, Scheduled Tribes, minorities and women and rural development.