Telangana Deputy CM Rajaiah paid his condolences to Tollywood music director Chakri. He said that his death is a grief to him personally as well as the Warangal and Mehbubabad citizens where he was born. Chakri was suffering from obesity and other ailments. He got a Nandi for his work in the Nandamuri Balakrishna starrer 'Simha'. Chakri debuted with director Puri Jagannadh's 'Bachi' in the year 2000 and went on to compose music for about 85 films so far.