Writer, actor and film maker, Girish Raghunath Karnad passed away at 6.30 AM on Monday 10th June. He was born in Matheran, Maharashtra on 19th May 1938.
Karnad was a Rhodes scholar who predominantly worked in South Indian cinema.
He won many awards which included Jnanapith, the highest literary award in India, in 1998. He was also awarded Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan among several others.
With his passing away ends an important era in Indian theatre and cinema.