Besides a few Nandi and Filmfare awards, Ramanaidu was conferred the Dadasaheb Phalke and Padma Bhushan awards in 2009 and 2012 respectively. Between 1999 and 2004, he was associated with Telugu Desam Party.
Fondly referred to as a movie mogul, Ramanaidu lost his battle to prostate cancer and breathed his last on Wednesday.
Actor Anil Kapoor flew down to Hyderabad to pay respects to the late filmmaker. He was the lead actor in 'Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain', which was produced by D Ramanaidu.
Actress Sridevi, along with husband and producer Boney Kapoor were also seen at Daggubati Ramanaidu's funeral.
Born June 6, 1936, Ramanaidu's journey as a co-producer started with 1963 Telugu film "Anuragam". Next year, he made his solo debut as a producer with N.T. Rama Rao-starrer Telugu drama "Ramudu Bheemudu".
Some of his other popular Telugu films include "Prem Nagar", "Jeevana Tarangalu", "Soggadu", "Kaliyuga Pandavulu", "Coolie No 1" and "Ganesh" among others.
Ramanaidu used to produce films under his home banner Suresh Productions, which has now been taken over by his eldest son D. Suresh Babu.
D Ramanaidu, who held the record of producing films in the maximum number of Indian languages, breathed his last on Wednesday. The Dadasaheb Phalke Award winner and Padma Bhushan awardee was 79.