Ambarish Passes Away
Rebel star of sandalwood Ambarish was died at the age of 66 due to cardiac arrest. He leaves behind his wife Sumalatha, also an actor, and son Abhishek. Ambarish was admitted for multiple ailments and was being treated at the Intensive Care Unit. Despite all aggressive efforts, he could not be revived and was declared dead at 10.15 pm.
The mortal remains were kept at Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru today for people to pay their last respects.
The funeral will be held on Nov. 26 near Dr. Rajkumar Smaraka at Kanteerava Studio in Bengaluru with full State honors, Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy announced. Also, as a mark of respect, the State Government has declared official mourning of three days.
Ambareesh served as a union minister in the UPA government in Manmohan Singh’s cabinet. He was MP in 1998-99, 1999-2004 and 2004-2009. He served as Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting from 2006 to 2008 also a member of Mysore Race Club (MRC), was the recipient of the national award for his debut film Nagarahavu in 1972 and earned the nickname of ‘rebel star’ over the years especially after the movie Chakravyooha.