Popular Telugu actor Narsing Yadav passed away on Thursday in Hyderabad. He was 57. He is survived by his wife Chitra and son Ruthvik. The veteran actor was admitted to a private hospital and had been undergoing treatment for chronic kidney disease over the past few months and breathed his last on the night of December 31. His condition had deteriorated considerably last week and was reportedly shifted to the intensive care unit (ICU) where he was reportedly put under dialysis. Narsing's family in April had revealed that he had been put on life support due to his worsening condition.

Narsing Yadav was a popular name in South Indian cinema having worked in over 300 films appearing in vital supporting, comedy and negative roles. He reportedly made his debut in the 1979 film Hema Hemeelu under Vijaya Nirmala's direction. His popularity shot up after starring in acclaimed pan-Indian director Ram Gopal Varma's 1991 Telugu blockbuster Kshana Kshanam, starring Venkatesh and Sridevi in the lead roles. Narsing had earlier claimed in an interview that it was RGV who taught him the nuances of acting and how to perform in front of the camera. 

Last seen in 'Mega Star' Chiranjeevi's box office Telugu blockbuster Khaidi No. 150, Narsing Yadav has been appreciated for his performances in popular films like Leader, Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana, Katha Screenplay Darsakatvam, Shankar Dada, Anukokunda Oka Roju among many others. Narsing, who is widely a known face among Telugu audiences, had also made important appearances in big Tamil films among which include 'Superstar' Rajinikanth's iconic action film Baasha in 1995, 'Thalapathy' Vijay's Kuruvi in 2008, director Prabhu Solomon's acclaimed Laadam in 2009, 'Chiyaan' Vikram's Rajapattai in 2011 and the Vishal-Shruti Haasan 2014 starrer Poojai. He had also entered Bollywood and went on to appear in films like Prem Qaidi and most notably the Sanjay Dutt starrer Daud: Fun on the Run in 1997.