Mangaluru, April 18, 2021: Writer and film director Raghu Shetty died of heart attack on Saturday April 17. He was 42.
Shetty, who had taken ill, was admitted into a private hospital in the city. He is survived by wife and daughter.
Shetty had been appreciated for the directorial skills he exhibited in Tulu movie, ’Arjun weds Amrita’. He was planning to direct a Kannada movie.
Born in a Moodbidri on September 1, 1979, Raghu Shetty was raised in Hubballi where his father was a businessman. After his schooling there, he pursued education at Mahaveer College in Moodbidri. Passionate about movies from a young age, he developed his directoral skills in Bengaluru.
His sudden demise has shocked his family as well as the Tulu film industry.