Director VR Pratap who directed the recent Gorintaku, the Rajasekhar starrer with `brother-sister sentiment’ died of cancer on Monday, a day before his birthday on July 5.
The 52-year-old had been suffering from cancer. He made his debut with Nagarjuna‘s film `Nuvvu Vastavani’ and followed it up with NTR Jr‘s Ninnu Chudalani, Jagapathi Babu‘s Naalo Unna Prema and Harikrishna’s Sami.
The director hails from Tenali in Guntur district. He is survived by wife and daughter who is returning from the US for his funeral.