Veteran actor and playwright Girish Karnad has passes away on Monday (10th June). The actor passes away due to age-related symptoms. He was 81.
The actor’s death left many of his close friends from the industry shell shocked. Many took to Twitter to express their shock and condolences.
Here’s how people reacted:
Deeply saddened to learn about #Girish Karnad. Havent yet been able to speak with his family. Its been a friendship of 43 years and I need the privacy to mourn him. I request the media to kindly excuse me from giving quotes. pic.twitter.com/XMTxTmHXIw
— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) June 10, 2019
Rest in peace. I loved his work. ☹️ https://t.co/rNNuQg2tMn
— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) June 10, 2019
Bollywood celebs mourns over death of actor Girish Karnad
May you rest in peace Girish Karnad sir. Your talent humour and sharp intellect will be missed 🙁
— shruti haasan (@shrutihaasan) June 10, 2019
RIP #GirishKarnad sir.. one actor whose inherent goodness reflected in his eyes. The thorough gentleman. Exceptional playwright.Swami ratnadeep manthan embedded in my childhood memories. A gem we lost today.
— Divya Dutta (@divyadutta25) June 10, 2019
Mr.Girish Karnad, His scripts both awe and inspire me. He has left behind many inspired fans who are writers. Their works perhaps will make his loss partly bearable.
— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) June 10, 2019
Huge huge loss for the world of theatre cinema and literature!!! The creative world will always be indebted to him .we lost our https://t.co/uKRJPS31Yq GIRISH KARNAD SIR !!
— manoj bajpayee (@BajpayeeManoj) June 10, 2019
Deeply saddened by the news of demise of Girsh Karnad ji. He will be remembered for his work as a Theater personality, film actor, and director. My deepest condolences to his family, friends & fans. #OmShanti 🙏
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) June 10, 2019
— ali abbas zafar (@aliabbaszafar) June 10, 2019
I met Girish Karnad way back when he was the principal of the film institute & then worked with him in Pukar. He was a great man & playwright. His stories will forever remain in our hearts & minds. Sending my prayers & heartfelt condolences to his family. https://t.co/X7W6hF4A5t
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) June 10, 2019
Girish Karnad is known for playing pivotal role in 2017 hit film ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’. He played the role of RAW chairman Shenoy in ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ and was seen sharing space with Salman Khan in Ali Abbas Zafar directorial.
Apart from ‘Tiger Zindagi Hai’, Girish Karnad was also seen in films like ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’, ‘Shivaay’, ‘Chalk n Duster’ among others.
The actor is survived by his wife Dr Saraswathy Ganapathy and their two children.
May his soul rest in peace!