Well-known cine actor and Jnanapith Award winner Girish Karnad no more


Richard D’Souza
Kemmannu News Network, 10-06-2019 08:17:39


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Bengaluru : Well-known cine actor, play writer, thinker and Jnanpith award winner Girish Karnad is no more. The 81 years old died at his residence early in the morning in city.

 

Girish Karnad was born in Matheran, Maharastra on 19th May 1938. As per the writer’s last wish, there will be no official ceremony, no state honors and no public viewing. His last rites will be held at the Kalpalli crematorium. Those who wish to see him last time, including prominent personalities, can attend the ceremony at the crematorium, sources said.

He was conferred with the Jnanpith Award in the year 1999. He acted in several Kannada, Hindi and other regional language films and is known for his plays including ‘Hayavadana”, ‘Tughalak” and “Nagamandala”.

Girish Karnad’s some rational views had angered a section of the society.

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