Kannada actor and director Kashinath passes away

Kashinath will be laid to peace at a burial ground in Chamarajpet, Bengaluru in Karnataka. (Image source: Wikimedia) Photograph:( Others )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 18, 2018, 09.02 AM (IST)

Veteran actor and Kannada film director Kashinath passed away on Thursday morning in Shri Shankara Hospital in Bengaluru.

According to reports, the actor, admitted to the hospital two days back, died of cardiac arrest.

Kashinath is known for providing opportunities to youngsters such as Upendra Rao, V Manohar, Sunil Kumar Desai.

Kashinath's films have touched subjects which were often regarded as taboo in the Indian society and thus sometimes he was considered to be vulgar or associated him with double meaning dialogues in his movies.

Last seen in film Chowka, Kashinath has been blamed for the decline of Kannada film industry by Some critics.

Kashinath directed, produced, and acted in many well-known films such as Anubhava, Anantana Avantara, Avale Nanna Hendthi and Hendathi Endhare Haygirabeku. His film Avale Nanna Hendthi (1988) was remade in Hindi as Jawani Zindabad (1997) starring Aamir Khan and Farah Naaz.

He will be laid to rest at a burial ground in Chamarajpet, Bengaluru in Karnataka.