In another huge loss for the film industry, veteran Kannada director Vijay Reddy passed away at Apollo Hospital in Chennai yesterday. Vijay Reddy had been admitted to the hospital due to prolonged illness and yesterday around 6 PM, he passed away due to multiple organ failure.
The 84 years old director debuted with with the 1970 movie Rangamahal Rahasya, and directed memorable movies including Dr Rajkumar’s 150th movie Gandhada Gudi, Sri Srinivasa Kalyana, Naa Ninna Mareyalare, Sanaadi Appanna, Naa Ninna Bidalaare, Auto Raja, Nee Nanna Gellalare, Veeradhi Veera, Huli Hebbuli, Shiva Mecchida Kannappa, Kaliyuga Seethe, Gandhada Gudi 2 etc.
Expressing his condolences, Kannada superstar Puneeth Rajkumar tweeted “Vijay Reddy, who directed the father’s unforgettable films, Gandhagadudi, Mayura, Naan Nee Naal and Halavara, has passed away. I am fortunate that I have acted in the Bhakta Prahlada film directed by him. May their soul be calm.”