Narsing Yadav, the Telugu actor, died at a private hospital in Hyderabad after suffering from chronic kidney disease on Thursday evening.
He was 57.
According to a report by The Hindu, the actor had been undergoing treatment at Yashoda Hospital when he succumbed to renal failure. The report also said that according to the hospital sources, the actor was admitted to the hospital for dialysis a few days ago. Since his condition was deteriorating, he was admitted to the hospital’s intensive care unit. He died around 7.30 pm on Thursday.
In April 2020, the actor had slipped into a coma after he collapsed at his residence.
With over 300 films to his credit, the actor played several supporting roles. Born in Hyderabad, he made his debut with the Telugu action film Hema Hemeelu, directed by Vijaya Nirmala, in 1979. Known for playing both comedic and villainous roles, Yadav has collaborated with director Ram Gopal Varma multiple times, including in Kshana Kshanam (1991), and Gaayam (1993).
According to a report by Telangana Today, Yadav tried his hand in politics as well and contested in the Hyderabad Municipal Corporation elections in 1986, which he lost by a slim margin.
Many condoled the death of the actor on social media.
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— Naga Vamsi (@vamsi84) December 31, 2020
Actor Narsingh Yadav is no more. He breathed his last today due to kidney failure. You will surely be missed. Thank you for entertaining us! Om Shanthi 🙏 pic.twitter.com/rW3HC0FRJ2
— idlebrain jeevi (@idlebrainjeevi) December 31, 2020
Yadav was last seen in Chiranjeevi’s Khaidi No. 150 in 2017.
The actor is survived by his wife Chitra Yadav and son Ruthvik Yadav.
The Telugu film industry lost several of its members in 2020. In July, actor, director, and writer Raavi Kondala Rao, who has worked in over 500 films, died after suffering a cardiac arrest. In September, actor Jaya Prakash Reddy died at the age of 74 after suffering a cardiac arrest. In the same month, actor Kosuri Venu Gopal died after being on life support for 23 days. Renowned singer SP Balasubrahmanyam, who worked in Tamil, Kannada, Hindi, and Malayalam film industries, died of Covid-19 complications, in Chennai in September-end.