Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today condoled the demise of veteran playwright and actor Girish Karnad.
“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,” tweeted Patnaik.
Karnad, a celebrated actor, playwright and filmmaker, died at 81 today after a prolonged illness. He died at a hospital in Bengaluru at 6.30 am.
Born on May 19, 1938, in Mumbai (then Bombay Presidency), his creations includes plays like “Yayati”, “Hayavadana” and “Tughlaq”, all of which he wrote in Kannada and then translated to English, losing none of the beauty and poignancy of the original texts.
He was also a recipient of the Jnanpith award.