New Delhi, Jun 10: Bollywood fraternity on Monday condoled the demise of the renowned playwright, actor and theater personality, Girish Karnad.
Karnad passed away on Monday morning.
He was 81 and was ailing from respiratory related problems.
Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Anupam Kher said,'Deeply saddened to know about the sad demise of Sh. #GirishKarnad ji. He was a great artist, scholar and a brilliant playwright. My first small appearance in the film Utsav was under his direction. Also acted in both #Tuglaq and #Hayavadan - plays written by him. On Shanti.'
Ali Abbas Zafar said,'Rest in peace sir #GirishKarnad , man with a golden heart and fountain of knowledge RIP.'
Divya Dutta said,'RIP #GirishKarnad sir.. one actor whose inherent goodness reflected in his eyes. The thorough gentleman. Exceptional playwright.Swami ratnadeep manthan embedded in my childhood memories. A gem we lost today.'
Siddharth said,'Rest in peace great sir. #GirishKarnad'.
Filmmaker Shashank Khaitan said,'RIP Girish Karnad ... A tremendous personality leaves us... Remember reading हयवदन and getting awed by his brilliance ... Condolences to the family...'
Nawazuddin Siddiqui said,'Deeply saddened to learn about Sri #GirishKarnad . His outstanding contribution to literature, theatre and films will always be remembered. we lost a cultural ambassador. May his soul rest in peace'.
Nagma said,'Saddened to hear abt the passing away of iconic actor/film maker #GirishKarnad ji. What an fine acto . A simple man a great artist. His outstanding contribution to literature,theatre& films wl always b remembered. Was fortunate to work wth him in Kadalan a Tamil/Hindi blockbuster!'
Karnad was a contemporary writer, and contributed in a big way to the Kannada as well as Indian Theatre.
He was born in 1938 in Maharashtra's Matheran, had his elementary education in Uttarakannada and Dharwad district in Karnataka and had also worked as a visiting professor in Chicago University.
He was conferred with Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan for his immense contribution to the literary, theatre and cinema world.