YESTERYEAR South Indian Actress Manjula Passes Away

Manjula Vijaykumar, 59, passed away today (23rd July 2013) at the Sri.Ramachandra Medical College, Chennai following renal failure.

The actress, who made her debut as a child in Shanthi Nilayam , had been admitted in a private hospital for a treatment following a brief illness. She fell of the bed at her residence and was heavily injured in the abdominal area. The doctors diagnosed her with jaundice two days back. Her body was not responding to the treatment & she lost her consciousness and died of renal failure.

Her entire family was along her bedside during her last moments.

South Indian Actress Manjula Vijaykumar, 59, passed away today

South Indian Actress Manjula Vijaykumar, 59, passed away today

As an actress, Manjula had acted in more than 100 films inclusive of Tamil, Telugu and Kannada. Manjula played the lead role with MGR in the blockbuster movie-Rickshawkaran in the early ‘70s.

She also starred in another popular movie- Ulagam Suttrum Vaaliban. It was during these days, she fell in love with actor Vijayakumar in the sets of Unnadim Mayangugiren. She has also acted with Sivaji, Rajni, Kamal, NTR.

Her body will be kept for public homage at her Alapakkam residence today. Cremation will happen on Wednesday morning.

Sharanya Bharathwaj