Actor, playwright Girish Karnad passes away

Actor, playwright Girish Karnad passes away

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Actor, playwright Girish Karnad passes away

Girish Karnad, veteran actor and playwright, and Jnanpith awardee, passed away this morning at around 6:30 am. He was 81.

Karnad was awarded the Padma Shri in 1974 and the Padma Bhushan in 1992.

Girish Karnad was born on May 19, 1938, in Mumbai and was a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford, where he wrote his first play – the critically-acclaimed “Yayati” in 1961. Other acclaimed plays written by him include Tughlaq (1964), Hayavadana (1972).

He was also active in the world of cinema; he made his acting and screenwriting debut in a Kannada movie “Samskara” in 1970.

Author Amitav Ghosh, tweeted, “Saddened to hear of the passing of Girish Karnad – a great writer and a very important public voice. Thoughts are with @ rkarnad and his family.”

Veteran Film And Theatre Personality Girish Karnad Dies At 81

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pretty hard to put in words the void he leaves behind.
remained an institution in himself.
remember some of his rarer appearance as some character in few Doordarshan serials.
but stuff like Malgudi days and few theatre/plays.. were the most imprinting.
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@xuseronline @saucap @marketdimer@ Alpha.Barood don’t know if you might find it as captivating, but should opportunity permits, if you can watch Cheluvi
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not the usual arthouse movie nor mainstream. maybe lack of big sets or lighting might make one feel.. ehh
but the way he extracted raw talent.
it’s amazing smile
Sonali Kulkarni is so unrecognisable but simply 10/10.
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don’t know if any disks can be got or online streaming service.
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I could get some combo at Rhythm House once and have it on disk
but DD Bharti or other channels might show it.
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@MJ911 ji, @GLP ji, unsure of what is your language of comfort but by any chance, does anything from this list rings a bell? > https://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/movies/r... thanks.

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May his soul Rest In Peace. pensive

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