Shri. L.V. Prasad Birth Centenary Celebrations

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.Prasad’s 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 Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamilnadu Dr.Kalaignar M.Karunanidhi who wrote the script for most of L.V.Prasad’s Tamil films, the most notable of which was ‘Manohara’ starring Sivaji Ganesan. Hon’ble 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”.