Rajinikanth Shares The “Painful” Passing Of His “Dear Friend,” Kannada Actor Dwarakish, Who Passed Away At The Age Of 81.

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Rajinikanth, Karnataka’s Deputy Chief Minister, and the former Chief Minister expressed sadness over the death of Kannada actor Dwarakish, who was 81 years old, and his significant contributions to the film industry.

Rajinikanth Shares The "Painful" Passing Of His "Dear Friend," Kannada Actor Dwarakish, Who Passed Away At The Age Of 81
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After suffering a cardiac arrest on Tuesday, seasoned Kannada actor, producer, and director Bungle Shama Rao Dwarakanath, also referred to as Dwarakish, passed away. At Bengaluru, he passed away at the age of 81.

Rajinikanth Mourns Dwarakish’s Passing

Rajinikanth used his X (previously Twitter) account to express his grief over the passing of his “dear friend.” He offered the late Dwarakish’s family his condolences and described his unexpected death as “painful.” His post said, “Favorite memories come to mind. Heartfelt condolences to his family and dear ones (sic). The demise of my longtime close friend Dwarakesh has been deeply painful to me..starting his career as a comedian, he collected himself to be a big producer and director.”

D K Shivakumar, the Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka, expressed sorrow over Dwarakish’s passing and celebrated the actor for bringing humor, heroism, and supporting acting to his roles. The former chief minister, H D Kumaraswamy said that Dwarakish’s funding to the Kannada movie industry as a director and producer will never be forgotten. “His diverse skill set made him a valuable addition to Kannada cinema, as he worked with regarded actors such as Dr. Rajkumar, Dr. Vishnuvardhan, and Ambareesh,” said Kumaraswamy.

Dwarakish’s Career and Contributions

Dwarakish, who was born in Hunsur, Mysuru district, on August 19, 1942, was most recognized for his comedic roles. Dwarakish, a mechanical engineering diploma holder, made his screen debut in 1966 as a co-producer of “Mamatheya Bandhana” under the Thunga Pictures banner. But he became well-known after receiving praise for his production “Mayor Muthanna,” which starred Bharathi and Dr. Rajkumar, two matinee idols in Kannada, in the lead roles.
Over the years of his career, Dwarakish produced and directed about 50 films in addition to acting in about 100 of them. With the song “Aadu Aata Aadu,” he also brought renowned Hindi playback singer Kishore Kumar to the Kannada film industry.
‘Mayor Muthanna’ was his first production endeavor, and it also marked his first working relationship with director Siddalingaiah and Dr Rajkumar. The movie became popular and is now considered a classic.
Actors Dr Vishnuvardhan and Dwarakish worked together on numerous projects and produced films that their fans will remember. These include, among others, “Kalla Kulla,” “Kittu Puttu,” “Apthamitra,” “Singaporenalli Raja Kulla,” and “Rayaru Bandaru Mavana Manege.”

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