Kannada actor Dwarakish passes away at the age of 81

Latest News: Veteran Kannada actor, Dwarakish passed away due to a heart attack at the age of 81. He had worked in many popular Kannada films.

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Veteran Kannada actor, producer, and director Bungal Shama Rao Dwarkanath, popularly known as Dwarakish, died of a heart attack on Tuesday. He was 81 years old and breathed last in Bengaluru.

Rajinikanth expressed grief over his demise

Rajinikanth took to his X (formerly known as Twitter) handle to condone the demise of his 'dear friend'. He described Dwarkish's sudden demise as 'painful' and expressed condolences to his family. He captioned the post, “The demise of my dear long-time friend Dwarkesh is very painful for me. Starting his career as a comedian he raised himself to being a big director and producer...fond memories come to my mind...my heartfelt condolence to his family and dear ones." 

Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar also condoled Dwarakish's demise and said that the actor enlivened his roles as a comedian, hero, and supporting actor. Former Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy also said that Dwarakish's service to the Kannada film industry as a producer and director was unforgettable. Kumaraswamy wrote, "He was an asset to Kannada cinema because of his versatility, having acted alongside great actors like Dr. Rajkumar, Dr. Vishnuvardhan, and Ambareesh."

About Dwarkish

 Kannada actor Dwarakish
Born on August 19, 1942, in Hunsur in Mysore district, Dwarakish was known for his comedy roles. Dwarakish, who had a diploma in mechanical engineering, made his debut in Tinsel Town in 1966 by co-producing "Mamatheya Bandhan" under the banner of Thunga Pictures. However, he rose to fame as a producer after being appreciated for the lead roles of Kannada matinee idol Dr. Rajkumar and Bharathi in his film "Mayer Muthanna".

During his career, Dwarakish acted in about 100 films and produced and directed about 50 films. He was also the person who introduced the famous Hindi playback singer Kishore Kumar to the Kannada film industry with the song 'Aadu Aata Aadu'.

By: Richa Mishra 

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