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Veteran Kannada actor Lokanath no more


Team Udayavani, Dec 31, 2018, 5:19 AM IST

Bengaluru: Veteran Kannada actor Lokanath breathed his on Monday after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was 90.

His mortal remains will be kept for public to pay homage at Ravindra Kalakshetra between 12 and 2.30 pm, informed sources.

Lokanath made his acting debut in National Award winning movie, Samskara in 1970, but it was Gejje Pooke which was his first release. In his close to six-decade career, he worked with most of the big names of Sandalwood till date that include Dr Rajkumar, Vishnuvardhan, Ambareesh, Kamal Haasan, Shankar Nag, Ananth Nag, Shivaraj Kumar and Ravichandran.

Nagarahaavu, Bhootayyana Maga Ayyu, Nodi Swami Navidru Heege, Katha Sangama and Kittu Puttu were some of his memorable movies. He was also fondly called by the name, Uncle by his friends and well-wishers in the film industry.

He is survived by four daughters and a son.

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