Hyderabad, Oct.21 (Maxim News): The Tollywood was plunged into gloom on the passing away of veteran Telugu actor Vijay Prasad popularly known as ‘Vizag Prasad’ in the early hours following cardiac arrest. He was 75.
Vijay Prasad was well known for his role as an antagonist in the 2001 film Nuvvu Nenu starring late Uday Kiran for which he received critical acclaim. He had been suffering with prolonged diseases since the past two years. He reportedly collapsed in the washroom. His family members rushed him to a nearby Yashoda hospital where he breathed his last. He is survived by a son and daughters who are in America. His cremation will take place after his children return home. The film fraternity and Movie Artiste’s Association (MAA) expressed grief his passing away.
Prasad had also starred in several TV serials like Idhi Maa Prema Katha, Allari Bullodu and Ranivari Bangla. He had also acted in a Tamil film Unnal Mudiyum Thambi starring Kamal Haasan. He started his film career with Babayi Abbayi starring Nandamuri Balakrishna. Many in the Tollywood took to social media after his death to express their condolences. (Maxim News)