Veteran actor and playwright Girish Karnad passes away at 81. Veteran actor, poet, a great scholar and Jnanpith awardee #GirishKarnad passes away this morning.

Thoughts & prayers for his family. Indeed a huge loss. RIP #GirishKarnad

How terribly terribly sad. Master playwright, multi-lingual scholar, creator of a unique genre of historical plays like Tughlaq and Hayavadana and a constant beacon of free spirited liberal creativity, gone when India needed him. RIP #GirishKarnad.

Did you know veteran actor and Honouraray 1998 Jyanpith Award winner, Girish Karnad was also responsible for paving Indian playwrights in Kannada during the 60s.