Director VR Pratap, who directed Junior NTR's debut movie as a hero, passed away last evening. The filmmaker, who was suffering from chronic leukaemia, died at his home town Tenali. He is survived by his wife and son.
The director, who was also known as Vankineni Rathna Pratap, directed five films in his decade long career in the Telugu film industry. His notable films were Nagarjuna starrer Nuvvu Vasthavani and Naalo Unna Prema, which featured Jagapathi Babu and Gajala in the leads.
VR Pratap was also credited for directing Junior NTR's debut as movie a hero, Ninnu Choodalani. His last directorial movie was Rajashekar and Meera Jasmine starrer Gorintaku.
We, at Oneindia, pray the departed soul of VR Pratap rest in peace.