Actor Konchada Srinivas, best known for his work over the years in Telugu cinema, passed away on Wednesday. He was 47. Having made appearances in films starring Telugu superstars like 'Megastar' Chiranjeevi, Jr. NTR, Ram Charan among others, the actor died in Kasibugga in the Srikakulam district in Andhra Pradesh. According to reports, Srinivas had been diagnosed with a heart illness after he took a fall. His family was quoted as saying in the reports that he fell down during the shooting of a film in Hyderabad sometime back after which he began experiencing chest pain. He was then admitted to the hospital and several tests were taken for his ailment. Reports further state that Srinivas was later discharged from the hospital and he went to meet his family in the Srikakulam district ahead of the Sankranthi festival. The actor, however, once again began experiencing pain in his chest during the celebrations and fell to the ground. Srinivas was immediately rushed to the nearest hospital in an unconscious state but was declared dead by the doctors upon arrival after attempts were made to prompt a response from him.

Konchada Srinivas had garnered popularity for his portrayal of negative roles during the course of his career and was seen in more than 50 films and TV shows. For the most part, he made appearances in action films and was cast in character roles. He featured predominantly in the action scenes in these films and worked alongside some of the biggest names in the Telugu film industry. Srinivas' most famous appearance was in Chiranjeevi's 2004 film, Shankar Dada MBBS, an official remake of Sanjay Dutt's Munnabhai MBBS.