Veteran Telugu actress and filmmaker Vijaya Nirmala passed away today in the wee hours after being in the hospital for few days. Vijaya Nirmala was being treated for an age-related illness which she has been nursing for a while. The veteran breathed her last at a private hospital in Hyderabad today. Celebrities from the South Indian film industry have been mourning her demise and recall her great contribution to cinema. But one condolence message that left fans moved was by Namrata Shirodkar, wife of Vijaya Nirmala's step-son Mahesh Babu. Namrata penned a heartfelt message about Vijaya Nirmala and said she was a woman of substance.
"For me, she was a woman of substance... A woman I travelled with for 14 years of my married life... she was a warm, loving and caring soul... she was strong, brave, fun loving and full of life !! Her zest for life was Uncompromised... she was a visionary and truly ahead of her time in her thoughts and deeds... this was Vijaya Nirmala garu for me! She was a pillar of strength for her family and her loved ones... today I wish her a beautiful journey ahead and send her all the love and light I possibly can...[sic]," wrote Namrata on her Instagram page and page and shared a picture along with the veteran actress. See the full post here:
Vijaya Nirmala is the second wife of yesteryear superstar Krishna who is Mahesh's father. The Maharshi actor was seen standing alongside his father and taking care of arrangements. The mortal remains of Vijaya Nirmala were placed at their residence in Hyderabad and the final rites will be held tomorrow.
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