Noted playwright, actor and director Girish Karnad has passes away at  early morning on 10th June, 2019. Karnad (81) was ailing for some time and the end came at his residence.

He was known for championing progressive voice for freedom of expression and has acted and directed many plays and movies that have rcieved critical acclamation. He was also a receipient of Jnanapith aaward and had been conferred Padma Bhushan. Some of his plays written in Kannada have been translated to several Indian languages. He made his acting debut and screenwriting started with the iconic movie, Samskara in 1970 based on the famous novel by U R Ananthamurthy.

Karnad earned Masters degree in philosophy, political science and economics from Oxford University in the 1960s.

AIBDPA pays respectful homage to the great progressive artist and conveys heartfelt condolences to his family members.