Director Relangi Narasimha Rao said that he had an association with Dasari Narayana Rao for 46 years. He stated Dasari as his father in Telugu film industry. Relangi stated that Dasari death is a great loss to small-time technicians, actors and producers. No one in the Telugu film industry, who can talk with the great command like Dasari, he said and added that director Tammareddy Bharadwaja has some qualities of Dasari to some extent. He narrated an incident when Dasari intervened in his case.