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Veteran Kannada actor Dwarakish dies at 81, PM Modi recalls his ‘immense’ contributions to film industry



Veteran Kannada actor Dwarakish dies at 81, PM Modi recalls his ‘immense’ contributions to film industry

Veteran Kannada movie actor, producer and director Bungle Shama Rao Dwarakanath, popularly generally known as Dwarakish, died following a cardiac arrest on Tuesday. He was 81, household sources mentioned as quoted by newswire PTI.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled Dwarakish’s demise, saying his contributions to the movie business are immense, spanning many years of unforgettable performances and groundbreaking movies.

“His potential to captivate audiences and assist younger expertise gave a glimpse of his multifaceted function in shaping Kannada cinema. Saddened by his passing away. We are going to at all times keep in mind his extraordinary journey. Condolences to his household and admirers. Om Shanti,” PM Modi wrote on X (previously Twitter).

He acted in about 100 movies and produced and directed round 50 motion pictures. Born on August 19, 1942 at Hunsur in Mysuru district, Dwarakish was finest identified for his comedy roles which made him a family title within the State.

He’s additionally credited with introducing famous Hindi playback singer Kishore Kumar to Kannada movie business with the music ‘Aadu Aata Aadu’.

A diploma holder in mechanical engineering, Dwarakish made his debut within the tinsel city in 1966 by co-producing a “Mamatheya Bandhana” underneath the banner of Thunga Footage.

He tasted huge success as a producer along with his film “Mayor Muthanna” starring Kannada matinee idol Dr Rajkumar and Bharathi within the lead roles.

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