Mortal remains of Kannada actor Dwarakish consigned to flames


Team Udayavani, Apr 17, 2024, 3:53 PM IST

Bengaluru: The final rites of veteran Kannada actor, producer and director Dwarakish were held with full police honors on Wednesday, August 17.

The cremation ceremony was held at Hindu Rudrabhoomi, TR Mill, Chamarajpet, adhering to the Brahmin tradition. Dwarakish’s elder son, Santhosh, lighted the pyre, with family members, close friends, and colleagues from the Kannada film fraternity in attendance.

Before the cremation, the police paid tribute with three rounds of gunfire, honoring his legacy and contributions to the industry.

Earlier in the day, a large number of people bid a tearful adieu to Dwarakish on Wednesday.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and several personalities from Kannada film industry were among those who paid respects to the 81-year-old, whose body was kept at Ravindra Kalakshetra here before being taken to the Chamarajpet cremation ground, where his mortal remains were consigned to flames.

A doyen of Kannada film industry, Dwarakish, who passed away on Tuesday, had acted in over 90 movies and produced around 50 films and was best known for his roles as a comedian in a career spanning more than five decades.

The versatile actor was synonymous with comedy and the audience would start giggling the moment he appeared on the big screen.

Born on August 19, 1942 at Hunsur in Mysuru district, the actor was a household name in the state in the prime of his career.

(With PTI inputs)

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