One of the most noted Tollywood female director B Jaya passed away. The 54-year old journalist turned filmmaker was battling a prolonged illness and breathed her last in a private hospital in Hyderabad on Thursday suffering a massive cardiac arrest. The news came as a shocker for the industry who were still coming to terms with actor-politician Nandamuri Harikrishna’s untimely death
Jaya, who worked as a columnist for a Telugu newspaper made her directorial debut in 2003 with Chantigadu, which had Baladitya and Suhasini in the lead roles. In a career spanning about 14 years she made six notable films and was also instrumental in introducing new talents to the industry.
Condolence messages have been pouring in from the Telugu film industry following the news of her death.
Jaya is survived by husband, BA Raju, a popular PRO in Telugu film industry and son Shiva Kumar. Her final rites will be conducted today in Hyderabad.
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