Actress Manjula Vijayakumar(59) Passed away today (23rd July 2013) at the Sri Ramachandra Medical College,Chennai following illness.
Manjula was admitted to the SRMC,Porur last week after she fell of the bed at her residence and was heavily injured in the abdominal area. She was being treated in the ICU, the doctors also diagnosed her with jaundice two days back, but her strained body was not responding to the treatment, this morning she lost consciousness and died . Her entire family was along her bedside during her last moments.
As an actress Manjula had acted in more than 100 films inclusive of Tamil, Telugu and Kannada. She made her debut as a child artist in 1969 Gemini ganesan’ Shanthi Nilayam but was soon into stardom after her releases with MGR’s Rickshawkaran and Ulagam Sutrum valiban. She had also starred along Side Sivaji,Rajini,Kamal haasan,NTR. It was during her hey days, Manjula fell in love with actor Vijayakumar in the sets of Unnidam Mayangugiren, The couple then went on to act together in a few other movies and finally tied the knot.
Her body will be kept for public homage at her Alapakkam residence today , and cremation will happen Wednesday morning.
Kollywood Film fraternity have expressed their condolences,
Deepest condolences to Thirumathi Manjula Vijayakumar’s family ,the film industry has lost another versatile actor and a good human being
— Sarath Kumar (@realsarathkumar) July 23, 2013
Rip Manjula aunty:(Thx fr always wishn me well.Heartfelt condolences 2 uncle,preeta, papa n d family.Losin a parent is an inxplainable pain.
— Trisha krishnan (@trishtrashers) July 23, 2013
RIP Manjula aunty..life will. Never be the same without u..u will alwz b d most beautiful woman to me..love u so much..
— khushbusundar (@khushsundar) July 23, 2013
RIP manjula Vijayakumar Akka , a fun loving warm hearted person. Aft seeing u 2day thght of all the good times & love u have showered to all
— Radikaa Sarathkumar (@realradikaa) July 23, 2013
RIP Manjula madam..
— Sibiraj (@Sibi_Sathyaraj) July 23, 2013
R.I.P. – Manjula Vijayakumar – Yesudas family’s Condolence to the entire Vijaykumar Family
— Vijay Yesudas (@IAMVIJAYYESUDAS) July 23, 2013
Rip manjula Aunty omg can’t believe it … I hope Prita ,papa and uncle have all te strength in the world to over come this
— Sriya Reddy (@sriyareddy) July 23, 2013
RIP manjula vijayakumar aunty..adorable n affectionate. .you lived life queen size. a great mother n friend..remembering all the laughter. .
— aishwaryaa.r.dhanush (@ash_r_dhanush) July 23, 2013
Manjula who will be remembered for her glam quotient is survived by her husband, actor Vijayakumar, daughters Preetha, Vanitha and Sridevi.