Veteran Telugu comedian MS Narayana died late Friday at a private hospital in Hyderabad. He died of kidney-related ailments. He was 63.
Narayana was undergoing treatment at Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS).
"We've lost another great actor. He showed signs of improvement yesterday (Thursday) but doctors said he was critical," said producer C Kalyan.
Although Narayana's family claims he was admitted due to malaria, tests revealed that he had kidney-related issues.
On Thursday, doctors at KIMS performed dialysis on Narayana, who was later put on ventilator support.
Narayana, who has over 750 films to his credit, started his career as a writer.
Some of his best films include Indra, Sontam, Dookudu and Shivamani.
He had penned dialogues for films such as Alexander and had also directed Bhajantrilu and Koduku.
He is survived by his wife, daughter and son.