Hyderabad, Dec 10 : Veteran film producer Devi Vara Prasad passed away at KIMS hospital Secunderabad on Friday while undergoing treatment for gastric and respiratory ailments.
According to hospital sources, Mr Prasad was admitted to hospital on Tuesday with several health problems including high BP and sugar etc. He was shifted to the ICCU, where his condition deteriorated. He was 68.
Hailing from Vijayawada, Devi Sri Prasad has produced number of hit films on Devi films banner like ‘Kondaveeti Raja,’ ‘Alluda Majaka,’ ‘Gharana Modugu’ Manchi Donga, ‘Chattamto Poratam’ with Mega Star Chiranjeevi and Kedi No 1, Tiruguleni Manishi’ `Nadesam’ films with late NTR.
His last film ‘Mrugaraju’ with Chiranjeevi is said to be had thrown him out of gear and landed him in deep financial crisis.
Later, as if it was a final attempt he made film ‘Bajantreelu’ directed by M S Narayana with which his financial condition further worsened. From then on, he was said to have been struggling with his health and financial problems.
According to family sources, Prasad’s last rites will be conducted in Vijayawada on Sunday.
TDP leader N Chandrababu Naidu and a few film personalities visited the hospital and consoled his relatives.
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