Legendary actor and playwright Girish Karnad dies at 81 in Bengaluru
Famed actor, movie producer, and writer Girish Karnad passed away on Monday. He was 81. Karnad surrendered to a prolonged sickness at his habitation in Vittal Mallya Road, Bengaluru, staff from the Cubbon Park Police station, under whose purview the unbelievable essayist lived, affirmed the dismal death to News18. Karnad prevalently worked in South Indian film and Bollywood. He rose to popularity with his transitioning of current Indian playwriting in Kannada. He was a beneficiary of the 1998 Jnanpith Award, the most highest literary respect presented in India. He was additionally given the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan and had won diverse awards for direction in Kannada film industry. Karnad, who regularly utilized history and folklore to handle contemporary issues, had his works converted into different Indian dialects and helmed by chiefs like Ebrahim Alkazi, B V Karanth, and Alyque Padamsee among others. Karnad had made his acting introduction as well as screenwriting debut with a 1970 Kannada film Samskara. The movie, based on a novel by UR Ananthamurthy and coordinated by Pattabhirama Reddy, won the principal President's Golden Lotus Award for Kannada film.