Girish Karnad: Remembering the multifaceted man who straddled the worlds of theatre and cinema

Girish Karnad, a writer, scholar, playwright, director, and actor, passed away on June 10, 2019 at his residence in Bengaluru. 
Girish Karnad gestures after addressing the media in Bangalore as Jnanpith awardee U R Ananthamurthy looks on. (File Photo | EPS)
Girish Karnad gestures after addressing the media in Bangalore as Jnanpith awardee U R Ananthamurthy looks on. (File Photo | EPS)
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Girish Karnad holding a 'Me Too Urban Naxal' placard at an event. (File Photo | PTI)
Girish Karnad holding a 'Me Too Urban Naxal' placard at an event. (File Photo | PTI)
Girish Karnad with former Karnataka CM S Bangarappa. (File Photo | Karnataka Information Department)
Girish Karnad with former Karnataka CM S Bangarappa. (File Photo | Karnataka Information Department)
Girish Karnad takes part in a strike against a steel flyover. (File Photo | EPS)
Girish Karnad takes part in a strike against a steel flyover. (File Photo | EPS)
Girish Karnad at a shooting spot. (File Photo | Karnataka Information Department)
Girish Karnad at a shooting spot. (File Photo | Karnataka Information Department)
Girish Karnad with Urdu Writers along with English writers, Artists, Cultural Activists and Playwrights of Karnataka shout slogans against the HRD ministry in Bengaluru. (File Photo |  PTI)
Girish Karnad with Urdu Writers along with English writers, Artists, Cultural Activists and Playwrights of Karnataka shout slogans against the HRD ministry in Bengaluru. (File Photo | PTI)
Jnanpith awardee Girish Karnad along with the Democratic Youth Federation of India and dalit outfits participating in a signature campaign against the beef ban in parts of the country. (File Photo | EPS)
Jnanpith awardee Girish Karnad along with the Democratic Youth Federation of India and dalit outfits participating in a signature campaign against the beef ban in parts of the country. (File Photo | EPS)
Girish Karnad along with Rohini Nilekani, campaigning for Bangalore South Congress candidate Nandan Nilekani in Bangalore. (File Photo | EPS)
Girish Karnad along with Rohini Nilekani, campaigning for Bangalore South Congress candidate Nandan Nilekani in Bangalore. (File Photo | EPS)
Actor-playwright Girish Karnad and film-maker Shyam Benegal during Hindi Sevi Samman Yojana awards function at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. (File Photo | PTI)
Actor-playwright Girish Karnad and film-maker Shyam Benegal during Hindi Sevi Samman Yojana awards function at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. (File Photo | PTI)
Girish Karnad talks with Sunanda Pushkar at the Jaipur Literature Festival at Diggi palace. (File Photo | PTI)
Girish Karnad talks with Sunanda Pushkar at the Jaipur Literature Festival at Diggi palace. (File Photo | PTI)
Noted film personality Girish Karnad, noted carnatic vocalist M Balamuralikrishna, 'Oxford University Press, Regional Director, Venugopal Bhaskaran and Mohammad Manzar Khan, Managing director seen during the launch of The Oxford Encyclopaedia of the Music of India, in Chennai. (File Photo | EPS)
Noted film personality Girish Karnad, noted carnatic vocalist M Balamuralikrishna, 'Oxford University Press, Regional Director, Venugopal Bhaskaran and Mohammad Manzar Khan, Managing director seen during the launch of The Oxford Encyclopaedia of the Music of India, in Chennai. (File Photo | EPS)
Writer Prof U R Ananthamurthy, playwright Girish Karnad, noted advocate A K Subbaiah and others during a protest rally against Karnataka Prevention of slaughter and preservation of cattle bill at Shivajinagar grounds in Bangalore. (File Photo)
Writer Prof U R Ananthamurthy, playwright Girish Karnad, noted advocate A K Subbaiah and others during a protest rally against Karnataka Prevention of slaughter and preservation of cattle bill at Shivajinagar grounds in Bangalore. (File Photo)
Girish Karnad with former Indian PM HD Deve Gowda. (File Photo | Karnataka Information Department)
Girish Karnad with former Indian PM HD Deve Gowda. (File Photo | Karnataka Information Department)
Girish Karnad and renowned artist SG Vasudev watching a Painting exhibition on Indian Life and Landscape by Western Artists during 1790-1927 period at National Gallery of Modern Art in Bangalore. (File Photo | EPS)
Girish Karnad and renowned artist SG Vasudev watching a Painting exhibition on Indian Life and Landscape by Western Artists during 1790-1927 period at National Gallery of Modern Art in Bangalore. (File Photo | EPS)
Girish Karnad and Chief Post Master General M P Rajan at the release of Commemorative Postage Stamp at GPO in Bangalore. (File Photo | EPS)
Girish Karnad and Chief Post Master General M P Rajan at the release of Commemorative Postage Stamp at GPO in Bangalore. (File Photo | EPS)
Editor-in-Chief of Outlook magazine Vinod Mehta, writer Arundhati Roy, playwright and actor Girish Karnad and writer Mahasweta Devi during a press conference of the Forum for the Protection of Free Speech and Expression in support of Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen in New Delhi. (File Photo | PTI)
Editor-in-Chief of Outlook magazine Vinod Mehta, writer Arundhati Roy, playwright and actor Girish Karnad and writer Mahasweta Devi during a press conference of the Forum for the Protection of Free Speech and Expression in support of Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen in New Delhi. (File Photo | PTI)

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