For countless generations of actors, and theatre artists, thespian Girish Karnad served as a textbook example of how an artist should be. Known as a renaissance man of Malayalam theatre, he brought in modernism to it and thereby changed theatre with his writing. Karnad wore several hat with ease and influenced artists across genres and languages with his writing, his plays, and his acting.
The legend breathed his last on Monday morning. Here's a look back the life and times of a writer, actor, filmmaker, public intellectual Girish Karnad.