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Bangalore News June 10 Highlights: Girish Karnad cremated: last rites as per his wish; a quiet family affair

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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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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". 

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.

‘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

Remembering Girish Karnad, veteran film and theatre personality

Watch: Remembering Girish Karnad, veteran film and theatre personality

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.

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

Mayor Gangambike Mallikarjun condoles death of Girish Karnad

Bengaluru Mayor Gangambike Mallikarjun condoles death of Girish Karnad,

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.

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

Pranab Mukherjee condoles death of Girish Karnad

Former President Pranab Mukherjee condoles the death of Girish Karnad 

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. 

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.

Karnad's mortal remains reach crematorium

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

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.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

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."

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."

A flame has been extinguished that lit up so many minds, says Tharoor

Thiruvananthapuram MP and senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor remembers late Girish Karnad. "This is a devastating loss. Just a few months ago he sent me the draft of his brilliant new historical play. He was at the peak of his creative talent. Profound condolences to his devoted wife Saras & brilliant son @rkarnad. A flame has been extinguished that lit up so many minds," he tweeted.  

We lost a cultural ambassador: CM Kumaraswamy

Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy condoled the death of Girish Karnad. "Deeply saddened to hear of the demise of Jnanpith laureate writer and iconic actor/film maker, Sri Girish Karnad. His outstanding contribution to literature, theatre and films will always be remembered. In his death, we lost a cultural ambassador. May his soul rest in peace," a message from the CM's office reads. 

Read: Defence Against the Dark Arts: A look at Girish Karnad’s legacy

For years, Girish Karnad has used history and ancient myths to examine the fault lines of Indian society.  In an interview to The Indian Express, he had recalled a moment in the production of his play in 1986, two years after Indira Gandhi was assassinated in her home by her guards. The younger one, convinced of the invincibility of the fort, says: “No army could take this.”

Read: Defence Against the Dark Arts: A look at Girish Karnad’s legacy

Girish Karnad leaves behind a great legacy, says DKS

Senior Congress leader and Karnataka Water Resources Minister DK Shivakumar remembers Girish Karnad. "As an eminent playwright, film director, actor and recipient of the prestigious Jnanpith Award, he leaves behind a great legacy," he wrote on Twitter. 

Karnad's contribution to theatre will continue to inspire generations: Home minister M.B. Patil

Expressing grief over the death of actor-playwright Girish Karnad, Karnataka Home Minister M.B. Patil said that Karnad's contribution to theatre will continue to inspire generations. 

Karnad beautifully and seamlessly blended North and South,: Ramachandra Guha

Remembering filmmaker and playwright Girish Karnad who passed away this morning, author and historian Ramachandra Guha wrote on Twitter, "In his plays, Girish Karnad beautifully and seamlessly blended North and South, the folk and the classical, the demotic and the scholarly. In his life, he embodied the richness and depth of Indian civilization more nobly and less self-consciously than anyone else I knew."

Yeddyurappa condoles Karnad's death

BJP Karnataka state president and former CM B.S. Yeddyurappa condoled the death of actor-playwright Girish Karnad. "Saddened to hear the demise of veteran actor-playwright and jnanapeeta awardee Sri. Girish Karnad (sic.)," he wrote on Twitter. 

Actor-playwright Girish Karnad passes away

Actor, filmmaker, playwright and Rhodes Scholar Girish Karnad passes away. He was 81.

His rise as a playwright in the 1960s, marked the coming of age of modern Indian playwriting in Kannada, just as Badal Sarkar did in Bengali, Vijay Tendulkar in Marathi, and Mohan Rakesh in Hindi. He is a recipient of the 1998 Jnanpith Award, the highest literary honour conferred in India. Karnad made his acting as well as screenwriting debut in a Kannada movie, Samskara (1970), based on a novel by U.R. Ananthamurthy and directed by Pattabhirama Reddy. That movie won the first President's Golden Lotus Award for Kannada cinema.

Bangalore LIVE air quality check


Average air quality in Bengaluru is 'moderate'. At 9.15 am, PM 2.5 (Fine Particulate matter) is at an 'unhealthy' level if you are near Ulsoor or Varthur. The same is at 'moderate' levels near Banashankari and St John's Medical College.
 

1 lakh seed balls made in city; to be sown soon in Kodagu forests

In a massive go-green initiative, more than 600 Bangaloreans gathered together at KR Puram on Sunday to prepare around one lakh seed balls. The seed balls from the event organised by SayTrees, a voluntary organisation involved in tree plantation across India to increase green cover, will be sent to the Western Ghats for planting. According to the organisers, the seed balls will be sown in the forests of Kodagu starting next week, collaborating with the state forest department.



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Farmer protests: Bangalore-Mysore traffic likely to be hit

As farmers are set to block traffic on the Bengaluru-Mysuru road and the interstate highway through Chamarajanagar, traffic around these areas is likely to be disrupted today. The protest, led by Rajya Raitha Sangha,  is against the proposed amendments to the land acquisition act, which is allegedly "industry-friendly".  While the protests might affect traffic on Mysuru-Hunsur road as well, traffic police have instructed vehiclesn travelling from Mysuru to Bengaluru to reroute via Bannur and Kanakapura to avoid Ramanagara. 

Baiyappanahalli overbridge work to resume tomorrow

The construction work of the long-delayed road overbridge at Baiyappanahalli will resume on Tuesday, Bangalore Central MP P C Mohan confirmed. 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.

Main access road to airport closed; here's the new route map

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).

As per the new route envisioned by the airport authorities until early 2021, when the widened main access road opens for commute, vehicles moving towards the Airport will turn right at the first roundabout after the Trumpet Interchange, and enter the SAR to reach the Terminal. Vehicles heading out of the Airport from the departure gates, will follow the existing exit path from the Terminal and head towards P6 parking to reach the SAR. Vehicles returning from arrival gates will continue using the existing route towards SAR, the spokesperson explains.

Read more: Bengaluru airport: Widening of main access road begins; new road by 2021

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.