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Girish Karnad Dead: Veteran film and theatre personality dies at 81 of multiple organ failure

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Girish Karnad has been one of the most popular film and theater personalities in the past 5-6 decades. Even though he was away from the limelight for a really long time, his towering persona is something that people always talk about. Sadly, the legend is no more. He passed away at the humble age of 81 this morning.

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It was 6:30 am when Girish Karnad breathed his last at a Bengaluru hospital. The reason for the death is being said to be multiple organ failure. The news has saddened the whole nation with such a precious gem leaving the world of mortals for his heavenly abode.

Talking of his accomplishments, Girish Karnad was awarded the Padma Shri in 1974 and the Padma Bhushan in 1992. He was a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford. It was here only that he had written his first play – the critically-acclaimed ‘Yayati’ in 1961. Acclaimed plays like ‘Tughlaq’ (1964), ‘Hayavadana’ (1972) were also written by the maestro. He was very active in the world of cinema as well. He made his acting and screenwriting debut in a Kannada movie ‘Samskara’ in 1970.

Girish Karnad was born in Mumbai, (erstwhile Bombay Presidency) on May 19, 1938. He was a prominent part of Salman Khan‘s ‘Tiger’ franchise. He was last seen in ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’, and his character was loved by all.

He was a national treasure with many popular films and shows featuring him. His death is surely the saddest thing we have woken up to this morning. Bollywood Bubble mourns his death.

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