Veteran actor Chalapathi Rao passed away at his residence on Sunday.

  His family confirmed the saddened news of chalapthi Rao.

  He acted in over 600 films portraying various characters- said industry sources.

 Chalapathi Rao, well-known for playing villains.

  Rao acted in several Telugu movies as a supporting actor and villain in the films of N T Rama Rao, Krishna, Akkineni Nagarjuna, Chiranjeevi and Venkatesh.

 He had also performed in several TV series.

  The actor's son Ravi Babu is also an actor, director, and producer in the Telugu film industry.

 His son Ravi Babu established himself as a notable actor and filmmaker.

 Chief Minister Rao expressed grief that the death of Chalapathi Rao, worked with three generations of actors as an actor and producer, is a big loss to the film industry.

 "It is very sad that so many of our people are going away,"-said producer D Suresh