The National Film Archive of India (NFAI) is paying tribute to late artist Girish Karnad with the screening of his acclaimed films, including ‘Ondanondu Kaladalli’.
“We believe his exceptional work will continue to inspire coming generations.” According to reports, Girish Karnad starrer ‘Ondanondu Kaladalli’ was screened on Tuesday, which will be followed by ‘Kanooru Heggadithi’ on Wednesday, ‘Kaadu’ on Thursday and then finally ‘Umbartha’ on Saturday,” said a statement from NFAI.
The multi-talented personality, a Jnanpith winner, multi-lingual scholar, master playwright, screenwriter, actor and director, Karnad passed away on Monday at the age of 81.
The veteran actor is survived by his wife Saraswathy Ganapathy, his son and daughter Raghu Amay and Shalmali Radha respectively.
In a career spanning six decades, Karnad acted in several Kannada, Hindi and Marathi films, in both mainstream and parallel cinema. The actor was also featured in several television serials, including ‘Malgudi Days’ which is based on the works of renowned Indian English author R K Narayan.
On Monday President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy, former Prime Minister and Janata Dal-Secular supremo H.D. Deve Gowda and Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers D.V. Sadananda Gowda have mourned Karnad’s demise and offered their condolences to his family members and relatives.