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Telugu film director Jaya dead


Press Trust of India Hyderabad
: Noted Telugu film director B Jaya died of a cardiac arrest, family sources said here today.
She was 54.
She passed away at a privatehospital here, they said.
The journalist-turned-director is known for her films like 'Chantigadu', 'Premikulu', 'Gundamma Gaari Manavadu' and 'Lovely'.
Her husband BA Raju is a notable producer and a public relations officer in the Telugu film industry.
Jaya was one of the few women directors in the film industry. She started her career as a journalist and turned to film-making with 'Chantigadu' in 2003.
She is credited with introducing new faces in the Telugu film industry.
Several film personalities including actress and producer Lakshmi Manchu condoled Jaya's death.
"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 familyMay her soul rest in peace.#RIPJayaGaru (sic)," actress Lakshmi Manchu tweeted.

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First Published: Aug 31 2018 | 3:10 PM IST

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