Famous Telugu movies producer Edida Nageswara Rao passed away due to age related ailments at a private hospital in Hyderabad on Sunday. He was 81. Nageswara Rao was known for producing path breaking Telugu films like “Sankarabharanam”, “Swati Mutyam” and “Swayam Krushi” under Poornodaya Movie Creations banner. His “Swati Mutyam”, starring Kamal Haasan and directed by K. Vishwanath, was sent by India as its official entry for Best Foreign Language Film for the Academy Awards in 1986. Three of Rao’s films have won National awards.