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Girish Karnad has his own way even in death​

image-source :  R enowned actor, playwright and filmmaker Girish Karnad , equally popular for his candid remarks and public outbursts to register whatever he felt right ultimately had his own way in bidding adieu to the worldly screen as well. In an unassuming manner to his caliber and contribution to the art and cultural fields in the country and elsewhere he preferred to be cremated as another ordinary fellow being by denying the honors of a state funeral willingly offered by the local government.Not only refusal of a funeral with state honor, his last rites took place devoid of any religious rituals unlike during such occasions in the case of all others. HD Kumaraswamy, Chief Minister had made an announcement in this regard soon after learning his demise and had declared that the late artist would be accorded a state funeral. He also declared the day as a public holiday apart from three days mourning across the state.But all such claims turned out to be

Veteran actor, playwright Girish Karnad passes away

 V eteran actor, playwright and filmmaker Girish Karnad passed away this morning at around 6.30 am at his residence here due to multiorgan failure. He was 81 years old and had been ailing for a few months.He is bereaved by his wife Saraswati, son Raghu and daughter Radha. According to family sources, the funeral will take place at the Baiyappanahalli electric crematorium this afternoon without any religious rituals as per the wishes of the deceased. image-source The family has also turned down the offer of a state funeral as per the wishes of the late actor and has appealed friends and relatives to be present at the crematorium for final rites.However, schools and colleges in the state have been declared a holiday for the day and three days mourning has been announced. Girish Karnad was born on 19 May 1934 at Matheran in Mumbai presidency of the British empire. His father Dr Raghunath Karnad was an allopathic doctor and was serving in Mumbai. He had marr