Telugu music director Chakradhar Gilla dies of heart attack

  • IANS, Hyderabad
  • Updated: Dec 15, 2014 14:41 IST

Telugu music composer Chakradhar Gilla, popularly called Chakri, is dead. He died on Monday, a family source said. He was 40.

"He returned home late last night from his studio. In the morning, when his wife couldn't wake him up, he was rushed to Apollo Hospital. He was declared dead on arrival," said the family source.

"The doctors are yet to confirm the cause of death. It is suspected to be heart attack," he added.

Born June 15, 1974, Chakri started his career by composing music for independent albums. In 2000, he made his debut as music composer for Telugu film Baachi.

Till now, he has composed music for over 80 Telugu films. His last released album was for Vishnu Manchu-starrer Telugu film Errabus.

Some of Chakri's popular albums include Devadasu, Desamuduru, Krishna and Maska.

He has one Filmfare and Nandi award to his credit.

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