Veteran Cinematographer RNK Prasad no more

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Thursday, Feb 16, 2012

Veteran Cinematographer RNK Prasad no more

Veteran cinematographer, actor cum director RNK Prasad passed away following cardiac arrest.  He was 82. RNK Prasad who was born in Bangalore, Karnataka did diploma course in cinematography in Bangalore Central College.

After that Prasad debuted into Kannada film industry as cinematographer through movie ‘Prematha Puthri’.  Prasad who has done more than 80 movies did cinematography for movies as ‘Rosapoo Ravikkaikaari’, ‘Kavikuyil’ and ‘Chittukuruvi’ in Tamil.

Not alone as cinematographer, Prasad had made contributions as director cum actor in small screen.  He has acted in Kamal Haasan’s movies as ‘Michael Madhana Kama Rajan’ and ‘Nayagan’.

Prasad who was living with family in Adyar, Chennai passed away due to cardiac arrest. Prasad is survived by his wife Usha, son Rajeev Prasad and daughter Ratan Mala.

Prasad was felicitated by Karnataka government through presentation of ‘Dr. Vishnuvardhana’ award.

The funeral rites for RNK Prasad are to be held this evening (16.2.2012).  Cine icons are paying homage to Prasad’s body.

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