Tollywood is in a state of shock as Veteran actress and director Vijaya Nirmala has passed away in the early hours of this morning, The winner of Raghupati Venkaiah State award died of a heart attack at the age of 75, and several politicians and celebs from Tollywood and have taken to social media to mourn her death, including AP CM Jagan Mohan Reddy and Telangana CM KCR.
Megastar Chiranjeevi wrote a heartfelt message, saying that Vijaya Nirmala's death has saddened and shocked him. "Her demise is a huge loss to the industry. She has done exemplary work as a director, actress, and producer. Telugu industry will always be proud of her work and hard to find such a talented lady in the current generation. My deepest condolences to Sri Krishna Garu, Naresh, and family."
Young Tiger NTR took to Twitter saying: "Vijaya Nirmala Garu was a pioneering filmmaker whose life is an inspiration for many. Extremely saddened to hear the news. Extending my deepest condolences to her family. #RIPVijayaNirmalaGaru"
Former AP CM Nara Chandrababu Naidu tweeted as "The death of senior actress Vijaya Nirmala Garu is shocking. Besides being a great actress, she directed many family entertainers. I hereby seek peace for her soul and deep condolences to fans and family members."
Actor Nithin tweeted: "Saddened to hear about the sudden demise of #VijayaNirmala garu. A huge loss. Condolences to the family .
Manchu Lakshmi said: "My deepest condolences to Krishna garu family on the sudden demise of Vijaya Nirmala aunty. She was a force to reckon w. A true iconoclast. She stood for a lot of things important. May her soul rest in eternal peace. She came and truly conquered. A life fully [email protected]"
"Sad news to wake up to. #VijayaNirmala garu is no more. You will be missed deeply, madam. I can never forget your affection towards us. My deepest condolences to Krishna garu and family." - posted filmmaker Srinu Vaitla.
Sudheer Babu tweeted: "A terrible day for my family. A pioneer, a legend and most importantly my mother like personality, #VijayaNirmala Garu made her way to God. May her soul rest in peace. #Ripvijayanirmalagaru. In a typical largely male occupied movie world, she paved a way for women. She will remain an inspiration and a symbol of women empowerment. If a Guinness record could only explain the beacon she is for women in TFI. #RIPVijayaNirmalaGaru"
Actress Eesha Rebba said: "Shocked at the sudden demise of Iron Lady of Telugu film industry, Veteran actress, Director, and Guinness Book Record Holder #VijayaNirmala Garu. May your soul Rest Peace. Your contribution to TFI will never be forgotten #RIPvijayanirmalaGaru"
Director Nandini Reddy said: "Extremely sad to hear of the passing of Vijayanirmala garu..... she was a true inspiration to all of us.... may her soul rest in peace."
"Vijaya Nirmala garu was a pillar to this industry, from acting to film-making her work has inspired many. Her demise is an irreplaceable loss to the art. My heartfelt condolences to Krishna Garu, @ItsActorNaresh and their entire family. #RIPVijayaNirmalaGaru" - wrote Allari Naresh.
Comedian Vennela Kishore wrote: "Legendary Actor-Filmmaker. May your soul rest in peace.."
Director Gopichand Malineni: "Extremely saddened to know that legendary filmmaker and Actress #VijayaNirmala Garu is no more. her contribution to the film industry is forever remembered. Condolences to the family"
Actress Kajal Aggarwal: "Sad to hear about the sudden demise of Vijaya Nirmala garu. Strength and condolences to the family. #RIPVijayaNirmalaGaru"
Singer Kousalya said: "Vijaya Nirmala garu, was a pillar to this industry, A Female director who holds Guinness record for directing the highest number of films, Pride of Telugu Cinema. Deepest condolences to her family.
Producer Ram Achanta tweeted: "Deeply saddened by the sudden demise of Vijaya Nirmala gaaru...Rest In Peace!! #RIPVijayaNirmalaGaru"
Filmmaker Sudheer Varma said: "Deeply saddened by the sudden demise of VijayaNirmala garu...Rest In Peace madam. #RIPVijayaNirmalaGaru"
Director Anil Ravipudi: "Shocked to hear about the sudden demise of Vijaya Nirmala garu. She is a trendsetter who never stepped away from any challenge. My condolences to the family #RIPvijayanirmalaGaru"
Director and Writer BVS Ravi tweeted: "Painful to know that Smt. VijayanirmalaGaru has passed away. As an impactful filmmaker, she’s been an influence for many women to take big strides into the film industry as filmmakers! Her works like Meena will b everlasting. condolences to KrishnaGari Family. #RIPVijayaNirmalaGaru"
Guntur TDP MP Galla Jayadev said: "Saddened that Smt Vijaya Nirmala garu is no more. As an actor and a Director, her contribution to the Entertainment industry has been enormous. Her support and guidance to the family, friends, and industry will be missed. May her soul rest in peace. #RIPVijayaNirmalaGaru"
Producer Ram Talluri said: "Shocked to know sudden dismissal of #VijayaNirmala garu. One of the finest multi-talented filmmakers in the history of Indian Cinema. Her contributions to Telugu cinema remain evergreen. Legend of Indian Cinema. RIP Vijaya Nirmala garu. #RIPVijayaNirmalaGaru"