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Indian Actor Girish Karnad Passes Away at 81 years: Profile, Achievement, Awards



Indian Actor Girish Karnad Passes Away at 81 years: Profile, Achievement, Awards

Veteran Indian actor and legendary playwright Girish Karnad passed away at the age of 81 years on 10th June 2019, morning in Bengaluru.

Late Girish Karnad was being treated for a prolonged illness, he passed away after multiple organ failure.

Many Bollywood personalities and Indian politician including Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweet and expressed grief over his demise.

Girish Karnad was born on 19 May 1938 in Matheran in the state of Maharashtra (India) in a Saraswat Brahmin, Konkani family.

Girish Karnad has completed his Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and statistics from Karnataka Arts College, Dharwad (Karnataka University) in 1958.

Apart from that, Girish Karnad went to England for studied philosophy, Politics and Economics at Magdalen in Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar (1960-63), earning his Master of Arts degree in philosophy, political science, and economics.

Girish Karnad a famous playwright, had predominantly acted in South Indian films in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and also in Hindi films. 

Girish Karnad made his acting debut in a Kannada movie Samskara in 1970. He also worked in Hindi films like Manthan (1976), Pukar (2000), Iqbal (2005), Dor (2006), Ek Tha Tiger (2012) and Tiger Zinda Hai (2017)

Girish Karnad was also famous for acting in RK Narayana's Malgudi Days TV Serial telecasted in the year 1987.


Girish Karnad awarded for literature with many awards include Sangeet Natak Akademi award and Varthur navya Award (1972), Padma Sri Award (1974), Padma Bhushan and Kannada Sahitya Parishat Award (1992), Sahitya Academy Award (1994), Jnanpith Award and Kalidas Samman (1998) and Rajyotsava Awards, University of South California, Los Angeles (2011).


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