Popular writer and actor MVS Haranatha Rao passed away today morning. The 68-year-old had been suffering with ill health for a while. He died this morning following a heart-attack. Haranatha Rao hails from Ongole. He was introduced by late director T Krishna. Haranatha Rao has written dialogues for over 150 films. He has written story and dialogues for K Viswanath directorial movies Swayamkrushi and Suthradarulu, also appeared in these movies. He won several awards as a writer. He won Nandi award for writing dialogues for Pratighatana, Bharatha Naari, Ammayi Kapuram.