Girish Karnad, a Jnanpith winner, multi-lingual scholar, master playwright, screenwriter, actor, director and a colossus in India’s cultural landscape, passed away at his residence here on Monday, an official said. He was 81.
“Karnad died at his home at around 8.30 a.m. due to age-related symptoms,” an official in the Karnataka Chief Minister’s office told IANS.
The veteran artist is survived by his son Raghu, a writer and a journalist.
According to a family source, Karnad succumbed to multi-organ failure at his residence on Lavelle Road in the city’s upscale locality near the famous Cubbon Park.