Dec 5, 2008

India - Movies;Prabhu Deva's son passes away

Parag Maniar

Actor, choreographer and Tamil filmmaker, Prabhu Deva's, 13-year-old son, Vishal passed away at 3.30 am, yesterday. Vishal, who was loving called Basavraj, was the eldest amongst the three siblings; the other two being Rishi and Aditya. Vishal had been diagnosed with blood cancer last year.

The family was aware that Vishal's condition was terminal. A source close to the actor said, "Prabhu Deva did not leave any stone unturned to cure his son. He even consulted doctors abroad. But his condition had become serious."

Prominent actors from the Tamil industry like Vijay, Ajith, Khusboo, Simran, former action hero Arun Pandian, directors SA Chandrasekhar and Tarun Gopi and cinematographer Ravi Varman offered their condolences to Prabhu Deva and his wife Latha, who were inconsolable.