Noted actor, director, screenwriter, and playwright Girish Karnad passed away in his residence today, 10th June. He was 81.
Girish Karnad made his stage debut as a playwright with the play Yayati and most of his plays were translated into English and several Indian languages. He has been awarded the Padma Shri and Padma Vibushan awards by the Government of India.
He has acted in several languages and some of his notable Tamil cinemas were Kadhalan, Hey Ram, Minsara Kanavu and Ratchagan.