Noted Tollywood producer and well known public relations manager, Mahesh Koneru, breathed his last breath this Tuesday Morning in Vizag. Reportedly, the 40-year-old filmmaker suffered a cardiac arrest during the early hours.
Mahesh Koneru owned and ran a production company East Coast Productions. Under his production company, he backed the recent Telugu films – 118, Thimmarusu, and Miss India. He also was part of the PR team for Tollywood’s big-budget films like Bahubali. Mahesh was also known to be a close confidant of the Nandamuri family.
The production house’s upcoming films include the Allari Naresh starrer Sabhaku Namaskaram and Police Vaari Hecharika starring Naga Shaurya.
Mahesh had also worked in other South Indian language films. He was the Telugu distributor of hit Tamil films like Bigil and Master i.
With Mahesh Kineru’s sudden demise in Vizag, several members from the film fraternity took to Twitter to express their grief.
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. pic.twitter.com/VhurazUPQk
— Jr NTR (@tarak9999) October 12, 2021
Absolutely shook and in disbelief. A man who is a friend, family and well wisher is no more.
Mahesh Koneru garu has been our backbone no matter what.
Huge loss to me personally and the whole industry.
Strength to his near and dear ones. pic.twitter.com/I8RbQNNRpH
— Kalyanram Nandamuri (@NANDAMURIKALYAN) October 12, 2021
He had come back from Singapore when I met him for the first time, while I was working at 123telugu he was going to take up my role in the website after I quit. We became good friends. His passion for cinema, and more importantly, automobiles was endearing @smkoneru
— Hemanth Kumar C R (@crhemanth) October 12, 2021
Producer Mahesh koneru passed away due to cardiac arrest today in Vizag.
May his soul Rest in peace!
We miss you anna 💔 pic.twitter.com/6CxrT1Rlg5
— VamsiShekar (@UrsVamsiShekar) October 12, 2021
Shocked and shattered. Extremely painful to know you are no more. Will miss you Mahesh Garu. pic.twitter.com/9cK9VUiYKx
— Satya Dev (@ActorSatyaDev) October 12, 2021