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.
Paying their last respects to the thespian, theatre artistes remembered him as a “revolutionary thinker” and an “honest voice” who brought socio-political issues through his “contemporary writings”.