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Girish Karnad

  • 11 Jun 2019
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Girish Raghunath Karnad noted actor, filmmaker and screenplay writer recently passed away at the age of 81.

  • Girish Karnad was born (May 19, 1938) in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • He was a director, actor and screenplay writer for many Kannada movies such as Samskara, Vamsha Vriksha, Kadu, Kanooru Heggadithi.
  • He was the recipient of Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri, and Jnanpith Award, for his contributions towards the arts, literature, and theater.
  • Yayati, Tughlaq, The Dreams of Tipu Sultan, Hayavadana were some of his famous plays.
  • He also worked in Hindi cinema, directing the critically acclaimed Utsav (1984), an adaptation of Shūdraka’s 4th-century Sanskrit play Mrichchhakatika.
  • He had also served as the Director of the Film and Television Institute of India and Chairman of the Central Sangeet Natak Academy.
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