Bengaluru: Jnanpith Award winner Girish Karnad (81) passed away on Monday in Bengaluru at his residence after being unwell for the last few years.
Karnad was born in Maharashtra and was a multi-faceted writer, scholar, playwright, director and actor.
Some of his well-known playwright works include Hayavada, Yayati, Tughlak, Anjumallige, Hittina Jinja Taledanda, Agni Mattu Male and Tippuvina Kanasugalu.
He has also directed movies like Samskaara based on UR Ananthmurthy’s novel, acted in movies like Nagamandala. He was last seen in Salman Khan’s Tiger Zinda Hai.