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Telugu actor Jaya Prakash Reddy passes away: Mahesh Babu, Jr NTR and others mourn demise of versatile actor

Jaya Prakash Reddy’s death has left the Telugu film industry saddened and shocked.

New Delhi: Telugu actor Jaya Prakash Reddy passed at the age of 74 on Tuesday at his residence in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh following a heart attack.

He was known for his roles in movies like Samarasimha Reddy, Preminchukundam Raa, Narasimha Naidu, Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana, Julayi, Ready, Kick, Jayam Manadera, Jamba Lakidi Pamba, Avunu Valliddaru Istapaddaru, Kabaddi Kabbadi, Evadi Gola Vadidi and Kithakithalu to name a few.

He was last seen in Mahesh Babu-starrer Sarileru Neekevvaru, which released in January this year.

Mahesh Babu is “saddened by the passing of” Jaya Prakash Reddy. He mentioned how the actor was Telugu film industry’s finest actor. “Will always cherish the experience of working with him. Heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones,” the tweet read.

Jr NTR paid tribute to Jaya Prakash Reddy, who passed away on Tuesday morning. He tweeted, “Sad to learn that an actor, who entertained the audience with his amazing performances, is no more. I wish his soul rests in peace.”

Politician N Chandrababu Naidu paid tribute to Jaya Prakash Reddy via Twitter. He tweeted, “Telugu cinema and theatre has lost a gem today with the demise of Jayaprakash Reddy Garu. His versatile performances over several decades have given us many a memorable cinematic moments. My heart goes out to his family and friends in this hour of grief. #JayaPrakashReddy”

Gopichandh Malineni shared on Twitter, “Very shocking and sad to hear sudden demise of versatile actor #JayaPrakashReddy Garu .May his soul rest in peace!! will miss u sir”

Rakul Preet Singh is “sad” after knowing about Jaya Prakash Reddy’s death. She tweeted, “This is so sad!! Have worked with him in so many films… condolences to the family . RIP jaya Prakash reddy garu.”