The legendary director, Raghavendra Rao is most likely to become the TTD (Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam) Chairman, according to the sources from Chief Minister’s Office. The term which was vacant from the early 2017 after Chadalavada Krishna Murthy completed his term. So, there is a likely chance to appoint a new TTD Chairman sooner than expected.
“A top functionary in the government had a meeting with the director recently in Hyderabad. Now the government has sought his detailed profile to take the process forward. A communication from a Special Secretary has already gone to him,” said the source. Mr. Rao could not be reached for comment. In fact, the TTD, custodian of India’s richest God Balaji, is not new to Mr. Rao as he has been serving as one of its Board members since 2015.
“It’s not a surprise. He is already a Board member and senior director who made many devotional films, mainly on Lord Venkateswara. It is most likely to happen I suppose,” said Telugu and Tamil director and Nandi awardee Geeta Krishna. Raghavendra Rao was the member of the earlier TTD trust board, which was dissolved a few months ago. It is not yet clear whether Naidu has really dropped Sudhakar Yadav altogether and finalised Raghavendra Rao for the TTD chairman post.
Raghavendra Rao is very prominent director famous for his devotional films such as Annamayya, Sri Ramadasu, Shirdi Sai, Om Namo Venkatesaya. Despite making several commercial films, his devotional films have touched the devotees. Raghavendra Rao had sworn in as TTD Trust Board member in May 2015. Despite being a first time member of the board, KRR has been active in the board and involved in all its activities.
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