Southern producer Ravi Shankar Prasad missing

Kakinada (Yanam), July 9 (IANS) Southern producer Ravi Shankar Prasad has been missing since July 8. He was last seen here while leaving for a morning jog, said officials of hotel Anand Regency.

Ravi Shankar is the managing director of Gemini Film Circuit, a leading production and distribution company in the south. He is also the chairman of Regency Group of chain hotels, where he was staying for the last few days.

"He had come to visit the hotel and was staying in his usual suite. On Monday (July 8)early morning, he left for jogging and never returned. Since he didn't return after several hours, we reached him on his mobile phone, but it was switched off," an official of hotel Anand Regency, told IANS.

"We waited till evening and contacted his family in Chennai and found out that he didn't get in touch with them either. We lodged a police complaint yesterday (Monday) night. Police have taken over the case and are investigating," the hotel official added.

Yanam police have registered a missing persons case, according to hotel officials.

Grandson of renowned southern producer L.V. Prasad, Ravi Shankar has produced southern films such as "Shankar Dada MBBS", "Mayakkam Enna" and "Nanban".