Vijaya Nirmala appeared in more than 200 films in Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam, and directed 44 Telugu films.
Veteran Telugu actress and director Vijaya Nirmala passed away in a Hyderabad hospital on June 27, 2019. She was 75. Her son, actor Naresh, announced her death on Twitter and revealed that the last rites will be held on June 28.
No cause of death was given; Naresh wrote simply that Vijaya Nirmala died of ‘sickness.’ He wrote, “I regret to inform you that my Mother senior Artiste, prominent Producer and Director, Dr. G Vijayanirmala Garu passed away during early hours today, that is, 27.6.2019, at Continental Hospitals, Hyderabad, due to sickness. She was 75.”
Vijaya Nirmala appeared in more than 200 films in Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam, and directed 44 Telugu films. Vijaya Nirmala is survived by her husband Krishna, son Naresh and step-children, one of whom is actor Mahesh Babu. On Twitter, actor Sudheer Babu, who is married to Vijaya Nirmala’s step-daughter Priyadarshini, wrote: “A terrible day for my family. A pioneer, a legend and most importantly my mother-like personality Vijaya Nirmala garu made her way to God.”