Veteran Telugu actor-director Vijaya Nirmala passes away today in Hyderabad at the age of 73. She was suffering from age-related illness and was admitted to the Continental Hospital in Gachibowli where she is said to have suffered cardiac arrest. She breathed her last in the early hours of Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Continental Hospitals in Gachibowli.

Vijaya Nirmala had acted in more than 200 films, directed about 47 films and produced 11 films, she entered the Guinness Book of Records as the female director of the most films. She was also awarded prestigious Raghupathi Venkaiah award by Andhra Pradesh government for her great contribution to the Telugu film industry.

Actor Manchu Manoj took to Twitter to share his condolences. He wrote, “You came, Created History where no one can come close to it for the ages to come and now u left us … Will Miss u Nanni, Rest In Peace … Strength to Family, Friends, Wellwishers and Fans …#VijayaNirmala Garu Your movies will Remain Forever”.

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Vice-President of India M Venkaiah Naidu also took to Twitter to share his condolences:

Vijaya Nirmala entered cinema at the age of seven as a child artist with a Tamil movie Machcha Rekhai (1950). When she was eleven she debuted in Telugu films with the movie Panduranga Mahatmyam (1957). Her debut film in Tamil was Engaveettu Penn, which was followed by movies including Panama Paasama, En Annan, Gnanaoli and Uyira Maanama. 

Vijaya is survived by husband Krishna, (who is also Mahesh Babu’s father) and son Naresh. She met Krishna on the sets of Saakshi (1967), her second film in Telugu, and they starred together in 47 films.