His son and actor Dr Madhava Ravi said: “Last year, he suffered a severe heart attack in Chennai’s Vijay Hospital. As the situation was threatening, we moved to the ambulance to the Star Hospital in Hyderabad. Dr. Gopichand & the team of doctors has saved his father by doing a heart operation when he was in very critical position. Since then he has been under the supervision of doctors in Hyderabad.
On Saturday evening, Ranga Rao suffered from a heart stroke and has been admitted to Star hospital. He is on a ventilator (in the ICU). Star Hospital team is making all efforts to save him. Another 48 hours, the situation can be critical. At present, Rangarajagari wife Smt Padmavathi and son Dr. Madhav Ravi Ranga Rao serving him in the hospital.