Thu, 31 Mar 2011 11:48:40 GMT

Nutan Prasad passes away



Nutan Prasad passes away

Popular Telugu actor Nutan Prasad died on Wednesday following prolonged illness.

61-year-old Prasad, who had been suffering from heart-related ailment, died while being shifted to a hospital yesterday, film industry sources said.

In a career spanning over three decades, Nutan Prasad acted in about a hundred films in myriad roles ranging from a villain to comedian among others.

Some of the films that brought him in the limelight were 'Muthyala Muggu', 'Rajadhiraju', 'Patnam Vachina', 'Pativratalu' among others.

Prasad, who became crippled after a major accident while shooting for 'Bamma Mata Bangaru Bata' in 1989, continued to act in films and anchor television shows to make a living.

He won Andhra Pradesh government's Nandi award for good performance in 1984.

Politicians from across the parties, including Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu, actor-turned-politician Chiranjeevi and a host of film personalities condoled his death.

Source: PTI

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