Shri. L.V. Prasad Birth
|L.V.Prasad who rose from
the dust and became one of the finest film makers of India has made
films in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and other Indian languages.
His classics include Sharda, Milan, Khilona, Ek Duuje Ke Liye, Jeene
ki raah, Bidai, Raja aur Runk and many other films. In his films he
has directed and worked with legendary names like Raj Kapoor, Meena
Kumari, Sunil Dutt, Sanjeev Kumar, Kamal Haasan, NT Rama Rao, A.Nageswara
Rao, Sowcar Janaki, Saroja Devi, Jeetendra, Ashok Kumar, Rajendra
Kumar, Mehmood, Nutan, Rakhee Gulzar, Shabana Azmi, Vinod Mehra, Smita
Patil, Raj Babbar and Shatrughan Sinha amongst others. He started
state of the art post production facilities throughout the country
which today come under the umbrella of Prasad Group, the largest post
production group in India.
Shri L.V.Prasad was awarded the Dada Saheb Phalke Award in the year
1982. The Government of India released a Commemorative Postage Stamp
in his memory in the year 2006. Prasad Group, headed by L.V.Prasads
son Ramesh Prasad and grandson Sai Prasad celebrated the Birth Centenary
of Late Shri L.V.Prasad on 17th January 2008 at The Chennai Trade
Center, Nandambakkam. The function was presided over by the Honble
Chief Minister of Tamilnadu Dr.Kalaignar M.Karunanidhi who wrote the
script for most of L.V.Prasads Tamil films, the most notable
of which was Manohara starring Sivaji Ganesan. Honble
Union Minister of State for Coal, Dr.Dasari Narayan Rao who directed
Yeh Kaisa Insaf for L.V.Prasad is a special guest. The
function was attended by noted film makers, actors and technicians
including Jeetendra, Kamal Hassan, K,Balachander, Maniratnam, saroja
devi, Sowcar Janaki, Anjali Devi, Ilayaraja and others.
Recalling his association with L V Prasad, M.Karunanidhi said, He
took great pride in having been an associate of Mr Prasad. He was
happy to note that his sons were ably continuing the legacy of Mr
Prasad. Dr.Dasari Narayan Rao said, Mr Prasad was an icon
of Indian cinema and was known for making good films.