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Vijaya Nirmala passes away

Indian film Actress-Director Vijaya Nirmala Dies At 73

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Vijaya Nirmala passes away, Indian film Actress-Director Vijaya Nirmala Dies At 73 was suffering from age-related illness. She was admitted to the Continental Hospital in Gachibowli where she is said to have suffered cardiac arrest. She breathed her last on Thursday. Though Vijaya Nirmala began her career as an actor, she later took on many roles in her career as a producer and a director.  She was an accomplished artiste known for her Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam films.

Vijaya Nirmala began her career as an actor, she later took on many roles in her career as a producer and a director. She directed 44 films in Telugu. In 2002, she entered the Guinness Book of Records as the female director of the most number of films.

Vijaya Nirmala was born in Tamil Nadu. Her father had worked in film production. She made her debut at the age of seven as a child artiste with a Tamil movie Machcha Rekhai (1950). She debuted in the Telugu industry in the film Rangula Ratnam. In 1964, she starred opposite Prem Nazir and rose to stardom with the Malayalam hit Bhargavi Nilayam. Also, in 1967, she starred again opposite Prem Nazir in Udhyogastha directed by P. Venu.

In 2008, she was conferred with Raghupathi Venkaiah Award for her contribution to the Telugu film industry. Some of her notable works include Panduranga Mahatyam, Poola Rangadu, Aatimiyulu, Tata Manavadu, Buddhimantudu, Marina Manishi among others.

He also informed that her body will be kept at her residence in Nanakramguda from 11 am today, for the public to pay their respects. Her last rites will be held on Friday. She was admitted to Continental Hospitals, Gachibowli on June 26, after became sick following a treatment session. She was on a ventilator, according to hospital sources.

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