Legendary actor Girish Karnad dies at 81, Bollywood mourns

Due to multiple organ failure, theatre personality and noted actor Girish Karnad passed away in Bengaluru at the age of 81. He breathed his last on Monday morning.

The funeral will take place today at Kalpalli electric crematorium in Byappanahalli, Bengaluru.

Shruti Haasan mourned the death of Girish Karnad. She wrote on Twitter, "May you rest in peace Girish Karnad sir. Your talent humour and sharp intellect will be missed :("

Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar also expressed his condolences, "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."