The family of Kalatapasvi and the director K Viswanath has suffered another tragedy, as his wife Jayalakshmi passed away yesterday. This comes just a few days after the passing of K Viswanath on the 2nd of this month at the age of 92 due to age-related ailments . According to the reports, Jayalakshmi suffered a heart attack, and her departure from this world within a few days of her husband K Vishwanath’ passing has left their family members even more grief-stricken. She was 86 years old and had been seriously ill since K Viswanath’s death.
Jayalakshmi is said to hail from Kurnool district and her father was a station master. She was survived by the three children Nagendranath Viswananth and Ravindranath Viswanath, and a daughter Padmavathi Viswanath and six grandchildren. Late Singer SP Balasubramanyam is said to be her relative.
Her husband Vishwanath received international recognition for his works, and is known for blending parallel cinema with mainstream cinema. He was honored with the “Prize of the Public” at the “Besançon Film Festival of France” in the year 1981. During his early career, he was associated with Adurthi Subba Rao on National Award-winning films such as Mooga Manasulu and Doctor Chakravarty .