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"His Contribution Was Immense": Theatre Lovers Remember Girish Karnad

Sunday, June 16, 2019, 8:31 PM

Girish Karnad, seasoned actor, filmmaker and Jnanpith award winning playwright who died in Bengaluru in Monday, was remembered at the Rangashankara Theatre in Bengaluru on Sunday morning. His admirers and theatre lovers came to listen to the readings from his plays both in Kannada and from the English translations he had done. Girish Karnad was known for his activism and his fearless political voice.
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"Spoke Passionately On Causes Dear To Him": PM's Tribute To Girish Karnad

Monday, June 10, 2019, 7:58 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said he was "saddened by the demise" of Girish Karnad, a veteran actor, playwright and filmmaker. Girish Karnad died this morning at a hospital in Bengaluru after a long illness. He was 81. Known for his activism and his fearless political voice, he was awarded the Padma Shri in 1974 and the Padma Bhushan in 1992.
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Girish Karnad was on the hit list of Gauri Lankesh murder suspects

Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 9:14 PM

Theatre personality Girish Karnad and several litterateurs and rationalists were on the hit list of those suspected of killing journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh. The SIT has recovered a diary from the suspects with entries in Devanagari script. The diary has the names of some personalities which includes Girish Karnad's name known for their strong views against hardline Hindutva, who were to be targeted, sources said.