Telugu actor Kota Srinivas Rao’s son dies in accident

Sunday, June 20, 2010

HYDERABAD - Veteran Telugu film actor Kota Srinivas Rao’s son Kota Prasad died in a road accident here Sunday. He was 39.

Kota Prasad is survived by wife and two children. He also acted in one Telugu film “Siddham” released last year and had signed a couple of other films.

Police said Prasad met with the accident at Narsangi near Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University while he was on his way to the airport.

His two-wheeler was hit by a truck. He was rushed to a private hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The body was shifted to Osmania Hospital, where an autopsy was performed. The body was later brought to his house, where eminent film personalities and politicians paid their last respects.

Srinivas Rao, a former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator, was inconsolable.

Actor-politician Chiranjeevi and Brahmanandam were among film personalities who consoled him.

BJP leaders also visited Srinivas Rao’s home. Chief Minister K. Rosaiah also expressed his shock over the death of Kota Prasad.

This is the second time a leading Telugu actor has lost his son in a road accident in Hyderabad.

In 2003, Pavan Kumar, son of actor and then state labour minister Babu Mohan had died when his two-wheeler hit a road divider in the Jubliee Hills area.

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