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Parvathamma Rajkumar: A lady with great determination passes away

Parvathamma Rajkumar: A lady with great determination passes away
Written by Pallavi Parmar

Parvathamma Rajkumar was Kannada film producer was passed away at the age of 77. She took her last breath at 4.40 am on Wednesday at M S Ramaiah Memorial Hospital where she was treated for multiple organ complications. She was suffering from a known case of breast cancer that had spread to her liver, lungs and her kidney functions had also compromised. She donated her eyes as per his late father’s wish and his husband Rajkumar, who had passed away in 2006 was also donated his eye. Parvathamma’s family said her body will be placed at the Poorna Pragna Grounds near her residence in Sadashiva Nagar for people to pay their last respects. Her body will be buried at Kanteerava Studios at 6.30 pm near Rajkumar’s grave.

Everyone from politicians to actors is offering their sincere condolences on passing away of Parvathamma Rajkumar the strongest backbone of Raj family and a lady with great determination to succeed in the male-dominated film industry.

Parvathamma Rajkumar was the wife of Veteran thespian Kannada actor Rajkumar. She produced successful movies featuring Rajkumar and their sons Shiv Rajkumar, Puneeth Rajkumar and Raghavendra Rajkumar in the Kannada Language under the production house named “Poornima Enterprises”. She was awarded doctorate from Bangalore University.

Parvathamma Rajkumar Achievements

Amongst the awards she has received are the Phalke Academy award for Kannada Rajyotsava Prashasti and a lifetime achievement award from the Government of Karnataka. By 2012 she had produced 80 films. She has spoken in defence of Kannadigas, regarding Karnataka’s position in interstate water disputes and against infringement of the Kannada film industry’s works.

She achieved the best film award in the year 1982 for Haalu Jenu in Karnataka State Film Awards and in 1992 for the Jeevana Chaitra movie. She also awarded for one of the special movies of social concern named as Shabdavedhi. In 2007 she achieved Lifetime Achievement award. She also achieved awards for best Kannada film in Filmfare Awards South for Bhagyada Lakshmi Baramma and Jackie.

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Pallavi Parmar

Journalism is my profession, Blogging and Writing are my passion, Travelling is my love, Food is my life and Feminist by nature.