Vijaya Nirmala Death: Mahesh Babu's Step Mom Passes Away 73 Due to Cardiac Arrest
Vijaya Nirmala (Photo Credits: Twitter)

Vijaya Nirmala, a Telugu filmmaker, passed away on Tuesday in Hyderabad. She is the wife of superstar Krishna Garu and step-mother of Telugu heartthrob Mahesh Babu. The 73-year-old director suffered cardiac arrest and was admitted to Continental Hospitals in Gachibowli. She holds Guinness Book of Records as the female director of the most films, as she directed 44 Telugu films. The fans were left shell shocked with the news and paid condolences on Twitter. Maharshi Superstar Mahesh Babu Reveals How Box Office Success Impacts Him as a Person.

The social media is flooded with the messages for the Maharshi actor's personal loss. A fan wrote, "@urstrulyMahesh my heartfelt condolences to you & your family on the sudden demise of your mother Vijaya Nirmala Garu...May God give strength to your family." Another admirer wrote, "Deeply saddened and shocked listening that The gReat legendary director of the TFi Vijay Nirmala Garu's Demise condolences and strength to Krishna Garu's family @urstrulyMahesh @ItsActorNaresh." Check out a few tweets below.

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The fan-favourite filmmaker divorced her first husband Krishna Murthy and got married to Krishna Garu. She also has a son named Naresh with her first husband. She entered the Telugu film industry as an actress with the film Rangula Ratnam. However, her directorial debut was with a Malayalam film. She later went on to direct 44 films in the language.