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Peketi Sivaram Is No More

December 30, 2006

Yesteryear film personality Peketi Sivaram died at a private hospital in Chennai today at 9:05 p.m. He was 89.

Peketi Sivaram was born on October 8, 1918 in Pekeru village in East Godavari district. He was a multi-faceted personality-a talented actor, director, producer, cinematographer, journalist, production designer and event co-ordinator.

Peketi Sivaram started his career as an actor with Shanthi and gained recognition with his role as ANR's buddy (Bhagavan) in the blockbuster Devadasu.

The first film he directed was Chuttarikalu (1968) in Telugu. He later directed well-received films like Bhale Abbailu (1969) and the NTR-starrer Kula Gouravam (1972).

He also directed one film in Tamil (the Tamil remake of Kula Gouravam) and seven films in Kannada, including four films starring the Kannada matinee idol Rajkumar.

He is survived by his wife Prabhavathi, four sons and four daughters. Noted art director Peketi Ranga is his son, while Tamil star Prasanth is his grandson.

He was closely associated with NTR and ANR and is loved by everyone. We at express our deep condolences to his family.