Tollywood character actor Maganti Raghavaiah, father of prominent actor Benarji, passed away this morning. He was 86.
His body was kept at his Film Nagar residence for the people to pay last respects.
Prominent personalities of the Telugu film industry expressed their grief over the death of Raghavaiah.
Raghavaiah earned recognition as a good actor with his roles in Veeranjaneya, Katha Nayakudu, Yama Gola etc. He was acting right till the end, with his last role being in the upcoming movie Bharat Ane Nenu starring Mahesh Babu and directed by Koratala Siva.