Veteran Kannada film producer and distributor Parvathamma Rajkumar passed away early on Wednesday at a private hospital in Bengaluru, said its spokesperson. She was 78.
"Parvathamma died at 4. 40 a. m. , due to cardiac arrest after her blood pressure dropped since Tuesday night, " said MS Ramaiah Hospital spokesperson Prakash.
Parvathamma, widow of Kannada matinee idol Rajkumar, is survived by three sons and two daughters, daughters - in - law, sons - in - law and grand - children.
"A cancer patient, Parvathamma was admitted to the hospital on May 14, and was on ventilator for the last 12 days due to multiple organ failure after the malignancy spread to her lungs and liver, " said Prakash.
Sandalwood superstar Rajkumar passed away on April 12, 2006, at the age of 77 here.
All her sons - - Shivaraj, Raghavendra and Puneeth - - are also popular Kannada cine stars.
"The three sons and other close family members were present by her side during her final moments, " added Prakash.
Parvathamma, born on December 6, 1939, at Saligrama in Mysuru district, produced about 80 Kannada films and was distributor for over 100 films.
She was married to Rajkumar at the age of 14 in 1953.
Source: Hindustan Times