Playwright and Veteran Actor Girish Karnad Passes Away at the age of 81

Jnanpith, Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan recipient Girish Karnad, who is best remembered for his role in Malgudi Days passed away at a hospital in Bengaluru at 6:30 am on Monday

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Veteran actor Girish Karnad, who is best known for his role in Malgudi Days and has has been bestowed upon with awards like Jnanpith, Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan, breathed his last in a hospital in Bengaluru at 6:30 am on June 10. 

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Karnad who was born on May 19, 1938 in Mumbai was an actor, director, Kannada writer, playwright and a Rhodes scholar with immense contribution in Tollywood and Bollywood. He was awarded the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan in 1974 and 1992 respectively. Taking into account his contribution in literature he was awarded the Jnanpith in 1998 which is the highest literary award in India. 

Many eminent personalities have expressed their grief and condolence on Twitter: 

Former Chief Minister of Karnataka, Sadananda Gowda expressed his grief in Kannada which could be translated as- The news of the death of Gyanapitha awardee, senior theater artist Dr. Girish Karnad, was revealed. His contribution to the Saraswat world is vast. Let us pray in the Lord that peace be to the soul.

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