But according to media sources(Eenadu), Mada is still alive and due to breathing problem he was been admitted in Apollo Hospital in Film Nagar . His health is stable and is been getting good treatment. With the rumours, his family members were upset for spreading such rumours without cross checking .
Mada got a break with Dasari Narayana Rao’s “Chillara Kottu Chittemma” leaving his career as an engineer in the State electricity department. He acted in many film with all super stars of that era. His famous song was “Chudu Pinnamma Padu Pilladu”.