Actor Shiva Rajkumar’s Mother Parvathamma Rajkumar Passes Away

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Actor Shiva Rajkumar’s Mother Parvathamma Rajkumar Passes Away

 
Parvathamma Rajkumar {6 December 1939 – 31 May 2017} was an Indian film producer and distributor. She was the wife of Veteran Kannada actor Rajkumar. She produced successful films featuring Rajkumar and their sons Shiv Rajkumar, Puneeth Rajkumar and Raghavendra Rajkumar under the production house named “Poornima Enterprises”. Actresses who found fame in her productions include Malashri, Prema, Rakshita, Sudha Rani and Ramya. She was awarded with doctorate from Bangalore University.

Parvathamma Rajkumar, the wife of Kannada thespian late actor Rajkumar and a film producer in her own right, died at Bengaluru’s MS Ramaiah Memorial Hospital early on Wednesday morning. Parvathamma Rajkumar was suffering from breast cancer and died of multi-organ failure, said doctors.

“Parvathamma had a cardiac arrest at 4.30 am. Despite all active measures, she failed to respond and she was declared dead at 4.40 am,” said Dr Naresh Shetty, president of M S Ramaiah Memorial Hospital. The hospital also informed that she was a “known case of breast cancer that had spread to liver and lungs. Her kidney functions had also compromised.”

Raghavendra Rajkumar said his Parvathamma’s eyes were donated as per his late father’s wish. Rajkumar, who passed away in 2006, too had donated his eye. Doctors from Narayana Netralaya took away Pravathamma’s eyes.

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.

Amongst the awards she has received are the Phalke Academy award, Kannada Rajyotsava, 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.

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