Chalapathi Rao, a renowned Telugu actor, died at the age of 78 after suffering a heart attack.

In Telugu cinema, Chalapathihi was most recognised for his humorous and villainous roles. 

More than 600 movies include the actor. 

On Sunday morning, the 78-year-old actor and producer reportedly had a heart attack and passed unexpectedly.

Following the news of Chalapathi Rao's passing, his coworkers in the industry and fans took to social media to share their condolences.

Many Tollywood celebrities lamented the actor's tragically brief passing.

The actor's mortal remains are kept in a safe place at his son's house. Around 3 PM today, they would be taken to Mahaprasthanam.

With "Ghodachari 116," Chalapathi Rao made his acting debut in 1966. He played supporting roles with A-list actors like N. T. Rama Rao, Krishna, Nagarjuna, Chiranjeevi, and Venkatesh.