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Photo Gallery: Girish Karnad fondly remembered by FTII

Zee Media Bureau | Jun 10, 2019, 14:23 PM IST

Girish Karnad died on Monday

Veteran actor and noted playwright Girish Karnad died after a prolonged illness at his residence in Bengaluru on Monday morning. He was 81. Karnad was a Jnanpith award winner and he was also honoured with the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan, apart from multiple National Film Awards and a Sahitya Akademi honour. In a career spanning six decades, Karnad acted predominantly in Kannada and Hindi films. He also featured in television serials, including the 'Malgudi Days'. 

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FTII remembers Girish Karnad

"FTII deeply mourns the passing away of Girish Karnad," read an excerpt of a tweet posted by the institute.

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Girish Karnad was associated with FTII for over four years

Girish Karnad served as FTII's director for two years and chairman for 30 months.

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Here's a throwback photo of Girish Karnad shared by FTII

Girish Karnad made his directorial debut with 'Vamsha Vriksha', 1971, based on a Kannada a novel by L Bhyrappa.

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A file photo of Girish Karnad at a meeting

He graduated from the Karnataka University and was a Rhodes Scholar in the University of Oxford, where he studied philosophy, politics and economics.

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