Telangana and Odisha Chief Ministers, K Chandrasekhara Rao and Naveen Patnaik Monday condoled the demise of renowned playwright and actor Girish Karnad and said the world of literature and cinema will miss him.
In a pressnote, the Telangana Chief Minister said that the contributions made by Girish Karnad in the field of literature, theatre, film have attained an international fame. He conveyed condolences to the members of the bereaved family
The Odisha CM on his twitter handle said; “Saddened to learn about passing away of iconic actor, litterateur, playwright, Padma Shri #GirishKarnad. He will be missed in the world of literature and cinema. May his soul rest in peace.”
Odisha’s ruling BJD spokesman Sasmit Patra said:” The man who epitomised my childhood through Malgudi Days is no more. A legend across films, television and theatre, he inspired millions.”
Karnad passed away earlier in the day at the age of 81.