Girish Karnad Death A Great Loss To Literary, Cinema Field: AP CM

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy - Sakshi Post

One of the popular actors of Kannada cinema, Girish Karnad passed away in a Bengaluru hospital on Monday. Also, an author, filmmaker and activist, Girish Karnad was honoured with the Padma Shri award in 1974, the Padma Bhushan in 1992, and the highest national award for literature, the Jnanpith Award in 1998.

Paying respects to the legendary artist, the Karnataka government has declared a public holiday on Monday.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy condoled the death of the Veteran actor. The Chief Minister further described the demise of Girish Karnad as a great loss to the literary and cinema field.

Having made his acting debut in a Kannada movie Samskara in 1970, Girish Karnad also starred in Hindi films such as Manthan (1976), Pukar (2000), Iqbal (2005), Dor (2006), Ek Tha Tiger (2012) and Tiger Zinda Hai (2017). His last appearance on big screen was in the 2018 Kannada film Neenillada Male.

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