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Manjula Vijayakumar died in Chennai

Manjula Vijayakumar died in Chennai

Manjula Vijayakumar, 59, yesteryear actor, died in Chennai on July 23, 2013, following a brief illness. The actor, who made her first screen appearance as a child actor in Shanthi Nilayam, had recently been admitted to a private hospital for treatment, according to sources. Manjula went on to play the lead role with MGR in his blockbuster Rickshawkaran in the early 1970s. She also starred in another popular MGR film Ulagam Suttrum Vaaliban. (Photo: IANS)

Manjula Vijayakumar died in Chennai

Manjula Vijayakumar died in Chennai

Manjula Vijayakumar, 59, yesteryear actor, died in Chennai on July 23, 2013, following a brief illness. The actor, who made her first screen appearance as a child actor in Shanthi Nilayam, had recently been admitted to a private hospital for treatment, according to sources. Manjula went on to play the lead role with MGR in his blockbuster Rickshawkaran in the early 1970s. She also starred in another popular MGR film Ulagam Suttrum Vaaliban. (Photo: IANS)

Manjula Vijayakumar died in Chennai

Manjula Vijayakumar died in Chennai

Manjula Vijayakumar, 59, yesteryear actor, died in Chennai on July 23, 2013, following a brief illness. The actor, who made her first screen appearance as a child actor in Shanthi Nilayam, had recently been admitted to a private hospital for treatment, according to sources. Manjula went on to play the lead role with MGR in his blockbuster Rickshawkaran in the early 1970s. She also starred in another popular MGR film Ulagam Suttrum Vaaliban. (Photo: IANS)

Manjula Vijayakumar died in Chennai

Manjula Vijayakumar died in Chennai

Manjula Vijayakumar, 59, yesteryear actor, died in Chennai on July 23, 2013, following a brief illness. The actor, who made her first screen appearance as a child actor in Shanthi Nilayam, had recently been admitted to a private hospital for treatment, according to sources. Manjula went on to play the lead role with MGR in his blockbuster Rickshawkaran in the early 1970s. She also starred in another popular MGR film Ulagam Suttrum Vaaliban. (Photo: IANS)

Manjula Vijayakumar died in Chennai

Manjula Vijayakumar died in Chennai

Manjula Vijayakumar, 59, yesteryear actor, died in Chennai on July 23, 2013, following a brief illness. The actor, who made her first screen appearance as a child actor in Shanthi Nilayam, had recently been admitted to a private hospital for treatment, according to sources. Manjula went on to play the lead role with MGR in his blockbuster Rickshawkaran in the early 1970s. She also starred in another popular MGR film Ulagam Suttrum Vaaliban. (Photo: IANS)

Manjula Vijayakumar died in Chennai

Manjula Vijayakumar died in Chennai

Manjula Vijayakumar, 59, yesteryear actor, died in Chennai on July 23, 2013, following a brief illness. The actor, who made her first screen appearance as a child actor in Shanthi Nilayam, had recently been admitted to a private hospital for treatment, according to sources. Manjula went on to play the lead role with MGR in his blockbuster Rickshawkaran in the early 1970s. She also starred in another popular MGR film Ulagam Suttrum Vaaliban. (Photo: IANS)

Southern actress Manjula Vijayakumar is dead

Southern actress Manjula Vijayakumar is dead

Chennai, July 23 : Popular southern actress Manjula Vijayakumar, who was suffering from jaundice, breathed her last Tuesday at the SRMC hospital here. She was 59.

"She was admitted to Sri Ramchandra Medical College (SRMC) a week ago after she suffered a severe fall in her house. She was undergoing treatment for this and two days back was diagnosed with jaundice," a source close to the family told IANS.

She is survived by her husband Vijayakumar, popular Tamil actor, and three daughters - Vanitha, Preetha and Sridevi.

Her last rites will be performed in the evening.