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Veteran playwright and actor Girish Karnad kicked the bucket on Monday at the age of 81 after a prolonged illness in Bengaluru.
Karnad used to be sick for a while now. A multifaceted personality, Karnad has acted in different plays and films that experience received critical acclamation.

Karnad, a recipient of Jnanpith Award, used to be also conferred the Padma Shri in 1974 and the Padma Bhushan in 1992. He used to be also a Rhodes Scholar from Oxford University, within the 1960s that earned him his Master of Arts stage in philosophy, political science and economics.




His plays, written in Kannada, had been translated into English and several other Indian languages.

He made his acting debut and screenwriting debut in iconic Kannada film, "Samskara" (1970), in response to a unique through UR Ananthamurthy. It used to be directed through Pattabhirama Reddy and the film gained the first President's Golden Lotus Award for Kannada cinema.

Though he started off his profession in cinema as an actor, he's best known as a creator and philosopher.

Karnad used to be probably the most prominent creative voices of his era.

He used to be an eminent playwright with works comparable to "Nagmandala", "Yayati" and "Tughlaq", which used to be probably the most effectively carried out plays, to his credit.

He also worked in Hindi cinema's parallel film movement in films comparable to "Swami", and "Nishant".

His TV credits come with "Malgudi Days" wherein he performed Swami's father and a internet hosting stint within the science magazine "Turning Point" on Doordarshan within the early 1990s.


In later years, Karnad used to be noticed in business films comparable to Salman Khan's "Tiger Zinda Hai" and Ajay Devgn-starrer "Shivaay".


Prime Minister Narendra Modi offering his condolences on Twitter stated that the actor's "works will continue being popular in the years to come."



The cremation is scheduled at Kalpalli crematorium later within the day, stated Karnad's family.

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