Veteran actor, playwright and director Girish Karnad dies at 81. The actor died on Monday morning in Bengaluru after a prolonged sickness resulting in multiple organ failure.
The funeral will take place on Monday morning itself at Kalpalli electric crematorium in Byappanahalli, Bengaluru.
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The Nation Mourned for His Death And Tweeted Touching Messages
PM Narendra Modi Expressed his grief by tweeting – “Girish Karnad will be remembered for his versatile acting across all mediums. He also spoke passionately on causes dear to him. His works will continue being popular in the years to come. Saddened by his demise. May his soul rest in peace.”
Girish Karnad will be remembered for his versatile acting across all mediums. He also spoke passionately on causes dear to him. His works will continue being popular in the years to come. Saddened by his demise. May his soul rest in peace.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 10, 2019
CM of Karnataka also regrets the loss of the nation and tweeted
Deeply saddened to hear of the demise of Jnanpith laureate writer and iconic actor/film maker, Sri #GirishKarnad .
His outstanding contribution to literature, theatre and films will always be remembered.
In his death, we lost a cultural ambassador. May his soul rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/8GslPO50Jy
— CM of Karnataka (@CMofKarnataka) June 10, 2019
Bollywood also expressed the loss for the industry.
Deeply saddened by the news of demise of Girsh Karnad ji. He will be remembered for his work as a Theater personality, film actor, and director. My deepest condolences to his family, friends & fans. #OmShanti 🙏
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) June 10, 2019
The actor was awarded Padma Bhushan in 1922 and Padma Shri in 1974.