Southern actress Manjula Vijayakumar is dead

Indo Asian News Service
23 July 2013

Chennai, July 23 (IANS) Popular southern actress Manjula Vijayakumar, who was suffering from jaundice, breathed her last Tuesday at the SRMC hospital here. She was 59.

"She was admitted to Sri Ramchandra Medical College (SRMC) a week ago after she suffered a severe fall in her house. She was undergoing treatment for this and two days back was diagnosed with jaundice," a source close to the family told IANS.

She is survived by her husband Vijayakumar, popular Tamil actor, and three daughters - Vanitha, Preetha and Sridevi.

Her last rites will be performed in the evening.

Manjula, once a popular face in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada cinema, had starred in over 100 films in her three-decade long career.

She made her cinematic debut in Tamil romantic-drama "Shanti Nilayam" (1969), in which she played the teenage daughter to Gemini Ganeshan.

Some of her best films include "Rickshawkaran", "Ulagam Sutrum Valiban" and "Alluri Seetarama Raju".

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