Yesteryear actor and filmmaker Madala Ranga Rao passed away today. He was getting treatment at Star hospitals in Hyderabad following a severe heart attack last Sunday. The veteran was also suffering with breathing problem. His health condition deteriorated on Saturday and doctors have kept him in observation. Masala Ranga Rao had undergone a heart surgery in Chennai recently. He’s popular as red star for having acted and made revolutionary films like Repati Pourulu and Yerra Mandaram. Madala Ravi, his son is also an actor.