During an interview, director Dasari Narayana Rao declared actor Mohan Babu as his successor in Telugu film industry. He stated that Mohan Babu has qualities like stand on his word and complete the work he was assigned to. Mohan Babu followed me throughout his life, Dasari said. Asked about who were his favourite directors, Dasari stated that there are several of them like Relangi Narasimha Rao, Kodi Ramakrishna, Pinisetty Ravi Raja and Dhavala Satyam. Final rites of Dasari will be held at Padma Gardens in Chevella.