The Ace Kannada Filmmaker Pradeep Raj Passes Away Today Morning, Last Rites To Take Place Soon; Read On!
Around 3 am, on Thursday morning the filmmaker passed away due to Covid19. He took his last breath at a private hospital in Pondicherry. The was 46-year-old director was survived by his wife and two children. As per the latest reports on media, the filmmaker had diabetes, for more than a decade and contracted the virus a few days ago. On 20th January, early morning he couldn’t survive due to rising health issues. The late director’s brother informed the media, that Pradeep Raj’s last rite will take today itself.
The turning point of Pradeep Raj’s career with his debut directorial film Kiraathaka which stars KGF actor Yash and Oviya in main leads. The film gave fame to the Kannada star Yash who’s career shine after this film as an actor. It is considered as 3000th Kannada film, this was a remake of Tamil movie Kalavani.
Pradeep Raj worked last in movie Girgitle as a director. He has done short number of movies, from them Mr.420, Rajani Kanatha, Sapanara Nayika, Love In Mandya to name a few. Pradeep Raj also directed last film Kichchu of Actor Dhruva Sharma, who died of multi organ failure due to attempting several suicides. Kichchu was an adaptation of his novel Hotti Uriva Kichchinalli. The film was all about destruction in the forests katnataka and how a man tries to protect it from the destruction.
Many Kannada movie fans and also celebrities started showing their condolence to the director on social media sites like Twitter. The news shattered the kannada Film Industry. From them Actor Karthik Jayaram showed his condolence to the director on his social media site.
The twitterati couldn’t stop sharing their grief on their social media handles. The news took blown away, from the kananada Media to the film and televison Industry. Here, have some look on the tweets:
#Kirataka Movie Director Pradeep Raj Sir is No More…
— Rocky Vaiii (Brand 😎) (@styles_rocking) January 20, 2022
“ಕಿರಾತಕ” ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಖ್ಯಾತಿಯ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕ ಪ್ರದೀಪ್ ರಾಜ್ ನಿಧನ. ಡಯಾಬಿಟೀಸ್ ಇದ್ದ ಪ್ರದೀಪ್ ರಾಜ್ ಅವರಿಗೆ ಕೊರೋನಾ ಸೋಂಕು ತಗುಲಿತ್ತು. ಪಾಂಡಿಚೇರಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರದೀಪ್ ರಾಜ್ ಕೊನೆಯುಸಿರು. ಕಿರಾತಕ, ಅಂಜದಗಂಡು, ಮಿಸ್ಟರ್ 420, ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು 560023 ಸಿನಿಮಾಗಳಿಗೆ ಪ್ರದೀಪ್ ರಾಜ್ ಆ್ಯಕ್ಷನ್ ಕಟ್. #pradeepraj #kirathaka #Yash pic.twitter.com/ItIXLotz13
— ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಹುಡುಗ (@nanim1988) January 20, 2022
ಸ್ಯಾಂಡಲ್ ವುಡ್ ನ ಜನಪ್ರಿಯ ಸಿನಿಮಾಗಳ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕ ಪ್ರದೀಪ್ ರಾಜ್ ಕೋವಿಡ್ ನಿಂದ ಬಳಲಿ ನಿಧನರಾಗಿದ್ದಾರೆ#pradeepraj #sandalwood #kannadamovies #kirataka #kiratakamovie #anjadagandu #kicchuu #kannadadirector pic.twitter.com/3kYdUXHtnF
— SANDALWOOD UPDATES (@Filmy___corner) January 20, 2022