Hearty Condolence! B Jaya, one of the few women directors to make a mark in South Indian film industry (Tollywood), has died at 9.20 pm on Thursday, August 30 in a private hospital in Gachibowli, Hyderabad. She was 54.
As for the cause of death, the renowned journalist-turned-filmmaker, who had been suffering from a prolonged illness, passed away due to a heart attack.
Shortly after the tragic news broke, many Tollywood actors and directors celebrities took to Twitter to pay tribute to B Jaya condolences from the industry poured in on Twitter.
Here're the tweets, check them out.
Deepest condolences and strength to @baraju_SuperHit gaaru and family . Rest in peace jaya gaaru
— Nani (@NameisNani) August 31, 2018
— Harish Shankar .S (@harish2you) August 30, 2018
Deepest condolences for #jaya director. We lost one of the very few positive women directors of our times..Too unfortunate to have lost her so soon. Strength to @baraju_SuperHit and her family...May her soul rest in peace.#RIPJayaGaru
— Lakshmi Manchu (@LakshmiManchu) August 31, 2018
— Shanvi Srivastava (@shanvisrivastav) August 31, 2018
— Jalapathy Gudelli (@JalapathyG) August 31, 2018
— Prasadam Raghu (@RaghuStarMaa) August 31, 2018
— GSK Media (@GskMedia_PRO) August 31, 2018
B Jaya's passing comes just a day after the sudden death of another Tollywood actor Nandamuri Harikrishna.
The late film maker is survived by her husband BA Raju, who is a popular PRO in Telugu film industry and son Shiva Kumar.
B Jaya made her directorial debut with 2003's Chantigadu starring Baladitya and Suhasini. Her other film credits are Gundammagari Manavadu, Premikulu, Saval, Lovely and more.
She was also known for introducing new talents to the Telugu film industry; she introduced actresses Kamna Jethmalani and Shanvi Srivatsava to Tollywood.
Rest In Peace B Jaya!