Famous veteran actor and Noted theatre artist Girish Karnad breathed his last after long illness today at 6.30 Am in his Bengaluru residence. The 81-year-old Karnad wrote a number of plays in Kannada and also acted in a lot of super hit Tollywood movies like Shankardada MBBS, Komaram Puli as Chief Minister, Premikudu and Dharma Chakram. Girish Karnad received Padma Shri in 1974 and in 1992 he also received Padma Bhushan and Jnanapith Award for his contribution to arts and theatre by the Government of India.
He wrote his first play”Yayati” in 1961 it was critically acclaimed. And a few other plays also went famous like “Tughlaq” (1964), “Hayavadana” (1972).
he is survived by his wife Saraswathi and son Raghu Karnad, daughter Radha. Raghu is a writer and Radha is a doctor. Indian cinema is left in shock with the sudden demise of Girish Karnad. May his soul Rest In Peace.