Gautham Raju, the most senior and talented editor in Tollywood, passed away last night at the age of 68. He had been suffering from serious kidney problems for a few days and was being treated until last night in a top private hospital. Unfortunately, Gowtham Raju left this world last night, leaving everyone in shock and sadness. Many celebrities from Tollywood, including top actors and directors who worked with Gowtham Raju, are sending condolences to his family. They are also sharing their experiences of working with him and paying tribute on their respective social media handles. Here are a few of them.
Chiranjeevi, the Megastar of Tollywood, said in his tweet that Gowtham Raju’s demise is a huge loss for the entire industry. He also recollected his work experience with the editor throughout his film journey, starting from Chattaniki Kallu Levu to Khaidi No. 150.
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Rest In Peace Gowtham Raju garu! pic.twitter.com/kmkii0wM8K
— Chiranjeevi Konidela (@KChiruTweets) July 6, 2022
Nandamuri Balakrishna extended his deepest condolences to the family of Gautham Raju.
Natasimham #NandamuriBalakrishna expressed his grief about the sudden demise of Senior Editor Gautamraju garu.
He extended his deepest condolences to the family members. pic.twitter.com/eHnDw6kAFM
— Vamsi Kaka (@vamsikaka) July 6, 2022
Director Harish Shankar said in his tweet that Gowtham Raju is the man behind many of his blockbusters. Also, he revealed that he had learnt a lot of filmmaking from the legendary film editor. Harish Shankar worked with Gautham Raju for Gabbar Singh movie. Gautham Raju also worked for other films of Pawan Kalyan including Suswagatham, Gokulamlo Seetha and Gopala Gopala. Pawan Kalyan too sent his condolences to the family of the editor.
The man behind the slick cuts of many of my blockbusters.
The man from whom I learnt a lot about filmmaking.
Unable to come to terms with the news that Goutham Raju garu is no more.
Rest in peace sir. pic.twitter.com/2NO8412Tdh
— Harish Shankar .S (@harish2you) July 6, 2022
శ్రీ గౌతమ్ రాజు గారు మృతి విచారకరం – జనసేన అధ్యక్షులు పవన్ కళ్యాణ్ pic.twitter.com/sXg5RB2Dtn
— Vamsi Kaka (@vamsikaka) July 6, 2022
Vishnu Manchu, the actor and the president of MAA in Tollywood, recollected that he had learnt a lot from the editor since his childhood.
Saddened to hear the passing away of Sri. Gautham Raju garu, one of the most respected legendary editors of TFI. Learnt a lot from him since childhood. He was crucial for many blockbusters in Telugu. Will miss him a lot. 😞
— Vishnu Manchu (@iVishnuManchu) July 6, 2022
Sai Dharam Tej mentions Gautham Raju in his tribute as a great man of work and character.
Heartbroken at the loss of Editor #GauthamRaju Garu,a man of great work & character,with whom I have worked closely during my initial phase of career.
You’ll always be alive in your work sir.
Sending my strength to family and dear ones.#RIPGauthamRaju Garu.
— Sai Dharam Tej (@IamSaiDharamTej) July 6, 2022
Gopi Mohan, the screenwriter in Tollywood, said that an era ended with the loss of Gautham Raju.
Legendary telugu film Editor Sri #Gowthamraju garu is no more with us.A very senior editor.Edited more than 1000 films.Worked for many block busters. An era ended.
My condolences to his family.
Working with you is a lifetime memorable experience.We miss you sir. Om Shanti 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/SCgNKGrMoi
— Gopi Mohan (@Gopimohan) July 6, 2022
Many other celebrities too wrote about Gautham Raju and remembered him in their prayers.
Very sad to hear about the demise of the Legendary Editor Sri. Goutham Raju garu 🙏 Had the privilege to work along with him on many memorable movies 🙏 pic.twitter.com/Lc1NbJcLMQ
— KONA VENKAT (@konavenkat99) July 6, 2022
Tremendous loss to the industry..
GauthamRaju Garu.. your work will be treasured forever.
Strength to his family and friends 🙏
— Ram Charan (@AlwaysRamCharan) July 6, 2022
Rest in peace Gautham Raju garu!! pic.twitter.com/67r3P9v7Bg
— Jr NTR (@tarak9999) July 6, 2022