Tollywood star Rajendra Prasad suffers stroke, condition stable

Published: 04th September 2012 04:19 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th September 2012 04:19 PM   |  A+A-

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By IANS

Veteran Telugu actor Rajendra Prasad was Monday admitted to a hospital after he complained acute pain in the chest. He is now stable, a doctor said.

He was taken to Care Hospital in Hyderabad.

"Rajendra Prasad suffered a mild stroke when he was brought in. However, in less than 20 minutes his condition was brought back to normal," Somaraj, a doctor at Care Hospital, said on the phone from Hyderabad.

"He's perfectly fine now and will be discharged by evening, tentatively around 7.30 pm," he added.

The 56-year-old actor was administered angioplasty.

Director Sagar Chandra, who worked with the actor recently in the Telugu film "Ayyare", said, "I spoke to Rajendra Prasad's secretary Naga Raju in the evening and he said the actor is much better now. There is no reason to worry."

In a career spanning three decades, the actor has starred in more than 200 Telugu films, besides being part of few Tamil films. He earned the title of 'King of Comedy' after starring in some of the best comedies.

He also won the prestigious Nandi awards twice for "Erra Mandaram" (1991) and "Aa Naluguru" (2004).

He was allowed to walk the green carpet at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) film festival in 2009, marking his performance in the Bollywood film, "Quick Gun Murugun".

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