The veteran dance master, 94, had been getting treatment at a private hospital in Chennai for a long time. According to local media reports, he breathed his last at his home in T Nagar, Chennai. His last rites will be held on Wednesday morning at T Nagar Cemetery. The film fraternity condoled his death.
He was the one with the credit of teaching dance to yesteryear icons like Savithri, WahidaRehman, Jamuna, etc. Venugopal has worked as dance master for over 150 films in Telugu, Kannada, Tamil and Bengali languages.