Parvathamma Rajkumar no more

10:00 AM May 31, 2017 | Team Udayavani |

Bengaluru: Parvathamma Rajkumar, wife of Dr Rajkumar, passed away at the M S Ramaiah hospital at Bengaluru at around 4.40 am today. Her body has been taken to her residence. Like her husband, she too donated her eyes.


Her blood pressure dropped since last night following which she had a massive cardiac arrest at 4.40 a.m. Her malignancy had spread to the lungs and liver, said Ramaiah hospital president Naresh Shetty.

The body will be placed at the Poorna Pragna grounds for people to pay their last respects. The funeral will be held at the Sree Kanteerava Studio next to the Rajkumar memorial. Film shooting and exhibition of movies to be stopped today as a mark of respect. Schools in the Sadashivnagar area are likely to be closed today.

CM Siddaramaiah and several others from the film fraternities’ and politicians have condoled her death.

Parvathamma was credited to have produced over 80 super hit films. Apart from shaping up acting careers of her three sons Shivaraj, Raghvendra and Puneet. She will be remembered for introducing many heroines including Prema, Ramya, Malasree, Rakshita, Sudharani , Asaha Rani and others.


She was born in Nanjangud of Mysore district in Karnataka on 6 December 1939 to Appaji Gowda and Lakshmamma. She was the second child among four sons and four daughters. Parvathamma married Rajkumar at the age of 13 on 25 June 1953.


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