Veteran actor Girish Karnad passes away in Bengaluru

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"I wrote this tribute to him on his 80th birthday", Guha tweeted.

President of India Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the nation in paying their respects to the late actor.

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has declared a three-day state mourning in the state after the sudden death of veteran actor and playwright Girish Karnad. He also credits writers like Kirtinath Kurtakoti, Bendre, and GB Joshi, who he met in Dharwad. "Their works perhaps will make his loss partly bearable".

Girish Karnad, a Jnanpith awardee, multi-lingual actor died here earlier in the day. Our cultural world is poorer today. My deepest condolences to the family members.

His second play gave him national recognition after it was staged in Mumbai and also translated to Bengali and Marathi. His works will continue being popular in the years to come. "Saddened by his demise", he posted on Twitter. He has also worked with directors like Satyajit Ray and brought in actors like Om Puri, Amrish Puri, Shekhar Suman and Sonali Kulkarni, and cinematographer Rajeev Menon to Hindi cinema. "We lost our inspiration". "May his soul rest in peace". The veteran actor has acted in numerous movies in multiple languages. The director said it is very sad news.

Girish Karnad was one of India's distinguished playwrights. "Girish ji's views and artistic contribution will be missed by the country". He also directed the movie Utsav in 1984, an adaptation of the 4th-century Sanskrit play Mrichchhakatika. "One who stood his ground to uphold the values of Secularism, Democracy, Socialism, Constitution etc".

The body was taken in an ambulance to Kalapalli electric crematorium in the city's eastern suburb, with his bereaved family, relatives and friends following it in a convoy without fanfare, police security or escort.

The Jnanapith Award recipient made his acting and screenwriting debut in the Kannada movie Samskara in 1970, based on a novel by U.R. Ananthamurthy and won the first President's Golden Lotus Award for Kannada cinema.

He was seen wearing the life support equipment even in the Salman Khan starrer, Tiger Zinda Hai, where he played the role of a fictitious RAW chief, Shenoy.

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