Actor-writer Girish Karnad passes away

Jun 10, 2019 KRR

Jnanpith award winner, actor and writer Girish Karnad passed away at his residence in Bengaluru on Monday. He was 81.

He was also a scholar, playwright, director and a colossus in India's cultural landscape. Karnad is survived by his son Raghu, a writer and journalist. Karnad succumbed to multi-organ failure at his residence at Lavelle Road in the city's upscale locality near the famous Cubbon Park.

Besides the Jnanpith, he was also honoured with the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan, apart from multiple National Film Awards and a Sahitya Akademi honour. In a career spanning six decades, Karnad acted mostly in Kannada and Hindi films, which were both mainstream and off-beat.

He also featured in television serials, including the famous "Malgudi Days", based on the works of renowned Indian English author, R.K. Narayan. He has acted in films like ‘Manthan’, ‘Nishant’, ‘Pukar’, ‘Iqbal’, ‘Dor’ and ‘Ek Tha Tiger’.

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