Veteran Telugu actor Vijaya Nirmala passed away on Wednesday midnight at a private hospital in Hyderabad due to heart attack. She was 73. She is survived by husband Krishna and son Vijaya Naresh. Mahesh Babu and Manjula Ghattamaneni are her step-children.
She is in the Guinness World Records for being the only woman director to have directed 47 films, the most for any woman director in the world. The final rites will be performed tomorrow, according to sources.