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Written by Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: June 10, 2019 6:36:50 pm
girish karnad death Actor, filmmaker, playwright and Rhodes Scholar Girish Karnad passes away. He was 81. Express File Photo

Bangalore news highlights: Actor-playwright Girish Karnad passed away on Monday morning. He was 81. Karnad was conferred with the Jnanpith Award in 1998 for his contribution to literature and arts. Karnad was also honoured with Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan by the government of India.

Read more: Actor-playwright Girish Karnad passes away

Meanwhile, the 1.4 kilometre-long main access road to Bengaluru International Airport will be closed from today for expansion as part of the ongoing infrastructure development. The main access road, which is at present four lanes wide (two on each side) will be expanded to a 10-lane road (five on each side).

Read more: Bengaluru airport: Widening of main access road begins; new route map finalised

At the same time, the construction work of the long-delayed road overbridge at Baiyappanahalli will resume on Tuesday, according to Bangalore Central MP P C Mohan. In a tweet made on Sunday, he wrote, “Happy to update that work on long pending, incomplete ROB in Baiyappanahalli wil start on 11th June. I thank Smt @nsitharaman for releasing Def land & Rly Min Shri @PiyushGoyal for taking interest on this infra proj that wil provide huge relief to commuters (sic).”

Citing issues over defence land in the area, the work had been stalled for at least seven years as of now.



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17:55 (IST)10 Jun 2019
Raj Thackeray condoles the death of Girish Karnad by sharing a pencil sketch

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray condoles the death of Girish Karnad by sharing a pencil sketch and said Karnad's greatest contribution was to "weave together history and mythology and create an incredible momentum to highlight issues of contemporary India". 

17:29 (IST)10 Jun 2019
Bengaluru based rowdy in his hideout killed by four member gang

A four-members murdered a Bengaluru based rowdy in his hideout near Hosur in Krishnagiri district of Tamil Nadu on Monday. According to police, the victim has been identified as Mahesh Kumar(38) the rowdy was staying in a hideout at Bagalur near Hosur fearing arrest in a murder case.

16:59 (IST)10 Jun 2019
‘End of an era’: Theatre artistes remember actor-playwright Girish Karnad fondly

Jnanpith award-winning actor and playwright Girish Raghunath Karnad passed away Monday at the age of 81. As a multi-talented personality, he is best remembered for his contribution to Indian playwriting, especially in the 1960s which saw a new form of political theatre emerge in India. For four decades, Karnad composed plays, often using history and mythology to tackle contemporary issues. And on his passing, many theatre personalities remembered him fondly.

Read: ‘End of an era’: Theatre artistes remember actor-playwright Girish Karnad fondly

16:20 (IST)10 Jun 2019
Remembering Girish Karnad, veteran film and theatre personality

Watch: Remembering Girish Karnad, veteran film and theatre personality

16:04 (IST)10 Jun 2019
Kerala CM condoles death of Girish Karnad

The Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan,  took to Twitter to express his grief on Girish Karnad's death. Pinarayi Vijayan said, "we have lost one of the greatest literary minds of our time.

15:09 (IST)10 Jun 2019
Last rites performed as per Karnad's wish 

The last rites of renowned actor-playwright Girish Karnad was performed at Kalpalli electric crematorium, Baiyappanahalli. It was a low key and private affair with family members and close friends. As per Karnad's wishes, government honours were not accepted and religious customs were not followed during the last rites.

Express Illustration by  Suvajit Dey

15:00 (IST)10 Jun 2019
Mayor Gangambike Mallikarjun condoles death of Girish Karnad

Bengaluru Mayor Gangambike Mallikarjun condoles death of Girish Karnad,

14:48 (IST)10 Jun 2019
Shabana Azmi condoled the death of Girish Karnad

Actress Shabana Azmi condoled the death of Girish Karnad and pleaded in a tweet for 'privacy to mourn' her co-star and friend of 43 years.

14:27 (IST)10 Jun 2019
Girish Karnad (1938-2019): A gifted polymath

It is Girish Karnad’s masterful hard-hitting dramas with a strong social core that we will remember him for. As well his off-screen persona, in which he, as a respected public figure, wore his education and erudition lightly.

Read: Girish Karnad (1938-2019): A gifted polymath

14:07 (IST)10 Jun 2019
Pranab Mukherjee condoles death of Girish Karnad

Former President Pranab Mukherjee condoles the death of Girish Karnad 

13:44 (IST)10 Jun 2019
Rahul Gandhi condoles death of Girish Karnad;India has lost a beloved son, says Rahul 

In a post on twitter, Congress President Rahul Gandhi condoled the death of Playwright, actor and director Girish Karnad. 

13:32 (IST)10 Jun 2019
Actor-politician Kamal Haasan condoles Karnad's death

Actor-politician Kamal Haasan paid tribute to Girish Karnad, Kamal Haasan said in the tweet that Karnad has left behind many inspired fans who are writers.

13:11 (IST)10 Jun 2019
Karnad's mortal remains reach crematorium

Girish Karnad's mortal remains reach Kalpalli electric crematorium in Jeevanahalli. Funeral to begin in sometime. 

12:52 (IST)10 Jun 2019
Karnad wished to have no funeral procession, kin says

Girish Karnad's last wish was to not have a funeral procession. He also wanted none to lay wreaths on his mortal remains and wanted VIPs to refrain from attending his funeral, family members say.

12:41 (IST)10 Jun 2019
BESCOM receives over 9k complaints

As long and frequent power cuts in the city continue to irk consumers, the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Ltd (BESCOM) received more than 9,000 complaints on Sunday. According to statistics from BESCOM, as many as 9,534 complaints were recorded on June 9, out of which 9,348 were resolved. 

12:31 (IST)10 Jun 2019
President Ram Nath Kovind mourns Karnad's death

President of India Ram Nath Kovind condoles Jnanpith awardee Girish Karnad's demise.  "Sad to hear of the passing of Girish Karnad, writer, actor and doyen of Indian theatre. Our cultural world is poorer today. My condolences to his family and to the many who followed his work," he wrote on Twitter. 

11:31 (IST)10 Jun 2019
RDPR minister Krishna Byre Gowda condoles Karnad's death

Karnataka Rural Development and Panchayat Raj minister Krishna Byre Gowda expressed condolences to Girish Karnad who passed away this morning in Bengaluru. "Veteran actor and Jnanpitha awardee is no more, My heartfelt condolences to his family and fans in this hour of grief," he tweeted. 

11:26 (IST)10 Jun 2019
Karnad's death: State government declares holiday, three-day mourning in place

In the light of Jnanpith awardee Girish Karnad's death, the Karnataka state government has declared a holiday for government offices, schools and colleges today (June 10). Three-Day mourning will also be in place. Karnad's last rites will be done with full state honours.

11:10 (IST)10 Jun 2019
Chikkaballapura MLA condoles Karnad's demise

Condoling actor-playwright Girish Karnad's demise, Chikkaballapura MLA Dr Sudhakar K. said that "his works and legacy will remain immortal in all our hearts." He wrote on Twitter, "Deeply saddened to learn about the demise of the legendary playright, artist,a fearless voice that always thrived to uphold the conscience of the people of our state and the country,Jnanpith awardee Shri Girish Karnad. His works and legacy will remain immortal in all our hearts."

10:49 (IST)10 Jun 2019
PM Modi expresses grief on Karnad's death

Expressing grief over actor-playwright Girish Karnad's demise, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote on Twitter, "Girish Karnad will be remembered for his versatile acting across all mediums. He also spoke passionately on causes dear to him. His works will continue being popular in the years to come. Saddened by his demise. May his soul rest in peace."

At the same time, a mobile board game and a hundred-rupee bet cost a man his life in Bengaluru. Thirty-two-year-old Shekh Milan, hailing from West Bengal, was stabbed to death by a friend over a Ludo game on a smartphone.

Read more: Ludo game turns fatal, man killed over Rs 100 bet in Bengaluru

In another important development, the Karnataka state government has decided to drop its earlier idea of connecting the two cities by a metro train. In 2016, the state government wanted to extend the Namma Metro to Tumakuru, which is 70 km away from Bengaluru.

Read: No Metro between Bengaluru and Tumakuru as government plans suburban rail

Here are a few contacts that might come handy for you in emergency situations: BBMP Control room: 080-22221188 In case of power disruptions, contact BESCOM: 1912. If the water supply is hit at your area, contact BWSSB: 1916.