Well-known Telugu filmmaker Dasari Narayana Rao was on Tuesday admitted to a hospital here after he complained of breathing-related problems. He has been given ventilator support and will undergo a chest surgery, according to a statement by the facility.

Dasari is admitted to KIMS — Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences — which has in an official statement, said the 74-year-old filmmaker has to undergo a chest surgery.

“Following infection in lungs and kidneys, director Dasari Narayana Rao has been admitted. He has been given ventilator support and he is reacting to the treatment well. He will have to undergo dialysis and chest surgery,” Bollineni Bhaskar Rao, Managing Director and CEO of KIMS, said in a statement.

The National Award winning filmmaker holds a record of directing over 125 films and producing 50 other. Some of his best films include “Premabhishekam”, “Meghasandesham”, “Osey Ramulamma” and “Tata Manavadu” among others. He had recently announced his plans to make a biopic on late actress and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa. He will reportedly laos be teaming with Pawan Kalyan for another project.

This new has come as a shock considering he  was reported to be in good health. As per reports on celebs cinema, he was also present at Chiranjeevi’s 150th film – Khaidi no 150’s pre-release event where he conveyed his best wishes to the megastar.