Prakash Raj and Pony Verma
Prakash Raj features in "Gouravam"REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Actor and filmmaker Prakash Raj's wife Pony Verma gave birth to a baby boy this morning. The couple have been flooded with congratulatory messages by their fans and colleagues.

Prakash Raj, 50, is all thrilled about becoming a father and took to social media to share his excitement with his followers. "Hi .. Me and pony are happy share with you this moment of joy in our life.. We had a lovely baby boy.. Today .. Bless him. Cheers," the actor wrote. 

In 1994, Prakash Raj married actress Lalitha Kumari and has two daughters -- Meghana and Pooja -- from his first marriage. The actor also had a son named Siddhu, who died at the age of five after he had a tragic fall while flying kite in 2004. 

Prakash Raj started dating choreographer Pony Verma after he divorced Lalitha Kumari in 2009. He tied the knot with the choreographer on 24 August, 2010. Now, the couple are happy and thrilled to welcome a new member in their family. Actor Siddharth, Dulquer Salmaan, Neeraja Kona and many others, including fans, congratulated the couple.

Siddharth: @prakashraaj congrats lovelies!

Dulquer Salmaan: @prakashraaj Congratulations Sir !! Lots of love to Junior ! So so happy for you and Pony Maam !

Taapsee Pannu: @prakashraaj congratulations!!!!!!! N the phones are so busy now! In Hyderabad. Want to see the rockstar asap.

Neeraja Kona: @prakashraaj Congratulations sir

Shylaja Nag: #Happy to share #prakashraj & Pony have become proud parents of a baby boy .. Congrats Prakash anna and pony

Grace Thabitha: Heartiest congratulations!!! May your new born be your best blessing ever and appreciate all the hard work done for new mum, God bless as always

Dhilfowzy Mohamed: Dhilfowzy Mohamed Congratz Prakash! Very happy for you and family.Now we can look forward to a film expressing the bondage between father and a son like Abhiyum naanum too....

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