- Parvathamma is credited for producing over 90 films and launching her three sons in the industry.
- Her production house's most successful films were with her husband Rajkumar in the lead role, which includes Trimurthy, Haalu Jenu, Kaviratna Kalidasa and Jeevana Chaitra.
- She had also produced Anand, Om, Janumada Jodi, and several other movies with her older son Shiv Rajkumar in lead role.
Parvathamma Rajkumar, the wife of legendary Kannada matinee idol Rajkumar and proprietor of Kannada movie house Vajreshwari Combines, passed away in the wee hours of May 31. She was 78.
Many celebrities across the fraternity have taken to Twitter or Facebook or have shared their feeling about the legend.
Kannada actress turned politician Ramya: "I am known as Ramya because of Parvathamma Rajkumar. She gave me that identity, and I am always indebted to her. I have done so many films under her banner Poornima Enterprises. Parvathamma has played such a big role in my life, she believed in me, she saw in me what I did not see myself. My thoughts and prayers to the Rajkumar family during this time of grief and sadness"
Priyamani: My deepest condolences to Puneeth and shivanna and Raghanna and their family!had the opportunity to meet #ParvathammaRajkumar Amma only once
Kiccha Sudeep: An epitome of strength. Have known this amazing lady for years.. May#smt.Parvathamma's soul be at peace.. condolences to the entire family.
Elder son Shivarajkumar told to Times of India in an interview, "She is probably the only female producer in the country who has produced 90 films, because of which she has gained so much love and respect in the Kannada film industry. My mother was strong-willed, and she only had a kind, encouraging and motivating words for others."
Former actress turned producer Rakshita Prem also shared her feeling to Times of India in an interview, "Parvathamma was the only person who said I could be a heroine at a time when so many people opposed my entry into the film industry. My father had a photo of Parvathamma and Rajkumar hanging in his room. As a kid, I had asked my father why he had their photograph on the wall over anybody else’s. He had said that they were his gods. Personally, I was scared of her, probably because of the respect I had for her. Parvathamma made me what I am, and who I am."
Sharan: Today we have lost the legand, Role model, iron lady & the power house of KFI smt Parvathamma Rajkumar. Saddest demise & irreparable lose
Anu Prabhakar said in an interview to a daily, "If the people of Karnataka know me and love me for who I am today is because of Parvathamma. Personally, I shared a respectful relationship with her. I was quite scared to talk to her much."
Ragini Dwivedi: #ParvathammaRajkumar rest in peace wonderful human being strong woman ... pillar of strength for so many ...#RIP
Sudha Rani said in an interview with Times of India, "She was a powerful woman – and I am not talking about the business aspect of her, it was her power as a person. Parvathamma had a god’s gift to be able to identify the true essence of people, in the choices she made while selecting stories and producing movies, she never went wrong in the choices she took."
Darshan Thoogudeepa: ಅವರ ಆತ್ಮಕ್ಕೆ ಶಾಂತಿ ಸಿಗಲಿ. ಈ ನೋವನ್ನು ತಡೆದುಕೊಳ್ಳುವ ಶಕ್ತಿ ದೇವರು ಅವರ ಕುಟುಂಬಕ್ಕೆ ನೀಡಲಿ
Ramesh Aravind: ನಿರ್ಮಾಪಕಿಯಾಗಿ,ಡಾ.ರಾಜ್ ಹೆಂಡತಿಯಾಗಿ,ನನ್ನ ಗೆಳಯರ ತಾಯಿಯಾಗಿ ಪಾರ್ವತಮ್ಮನವರನ್ನು ಮೆಚ್ಚುತಾ..Our prayers..Rest in Peace.
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Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:48 PM IST