Kannada actor-director Dwarakish passes away in Bengaluru

Superstar Rajinikanth mourned the director-producer's unfortunate demise
Kannada actor-director Dwarakish passes away in Bengaluru

Veteran Kannada actor, director and producer Dwarakish passed away at the age of 81 earlier today. He succumbed to age-related ailments at his Bengaluru residence and news about his demise surfaced online sometime in the afternoon. His family is yet to share updates on the last rites and whether his fans will be allowed to pay their last respects at the residence.

His friend and superstar Rajinikanthwas among the first ones to mourn his demise. He took to X (formerly Twitter) and wrote, “The demise of my long time dear friend Dwarakesh is very painful to me..starting his career as a  comedian, he raised himself up to being a big producer and director.. fond memories come to my mind..my heartfelt condolences to his family and dear ones.”

Speaking of Dwarakish, he was known for his contribution to the Kannada film industry. His production company, Dwarakish Chitra, produced over 50 films.

His first ever production venture was Mamatheya Bandhana directed by  B. S. Narayan. He jointly produced the film with Veerraju and Madhavaiah under Thunga Pictures. The film starred B. M. Venkatesh, Jayanthi, Dwarakish and K. S. Ashwath in the lead roles.

Meanwhile, Ayushman Bhava starring Shiva Rajkumar, Ananth Nag, Rachita Ram and Prabhu along with Nidhi Subbaiah was the last film he helmed as a producer.

Some of his notable productions include Singaporenalli Raja Kulla, Mane Mane Kathe, Dance Raja Dance, Naan Adimai Illai and Naan Adimai Illai which starred Rajinikanth and late actress Sridevi in the lead role.

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