Tiger Zinda Hai actor Girish Karnad dies

Veteran actor Girish Karnad, who was also seen in Salman Khan starre Tiger Zinda Hai, passed away today, June 10, in the early hours at a private hospital in Bengaluru. The actor aged 81 at the time of his death was said to be suffering from prolonged illness. Karnad donned many hats other than an actor,m he was an award-winning playwright and director too.

Karnad was a known personality among theatre circles in Bengaluru. Born on May 19, 1938, in Mumbai, he was a  Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford. His first play was Yayati, a critically acclaimed one. Other prominent plays are “Tughlaq” (1964), “Hayavadana” (1972). He took a plunge into the world of cinema though Kannada movie “Samskara” in 1970, as an actor and screenwriter. The death ofKarnad has come as a shock to many and many took to social media to express condolences to his family.