Kannada actor Hulivana Gangadhar dies at 70 due to Covid-19

Veteran actor Hulivana Gangadhar breathed his last on Friday (July 17) night due to Covid-19 in Bengaluru.

Hulivana Gangadhar.

Hulivana Gangadhar.

Veteran actor Hulivana Gangadhar breathed his last on Friday (July 17) night due to Covid-19. He was 70 years old and is survived by three daughters and a son. As soon as the news broke, celebrities have been offering condolences to his family.

Reportedly, the actor was shooting for a television serial titled Prema Loka. He showed mild symptoms on the second day of the shoot and was under self-isolation. However, the actor had breathing-related issues and was rushed to BGS Hospital in Bengaluru.

A team of doctors treated him, but he succumbed to the deadly virus on Friday night.

Hulivana Gangadhar had acted in over 100 films, 150 plays and several Kannada serials. Ulta Palta, Grama Devathe, Bhoomi Thayiya Chochchala Maga, Appu, Kurigalu Sir Kurigalu, and Shabdhavedi are some of his best works.

Popular filmmaker TN Seetharam condoled Gangadhar’s death with a long note. He wrote, “The death of a friend and a wonderful actor Hulivana Gangandharaiah is painful. In Aaspota play, the role of a driver he played brought immense popularity to the play. When George Fernandes watched the play he appreciated his character. In the serial Muktha Muktha, he played the role of a politician Rajanandaswamy with ease which was aired for over three years brought us closer. In the modern theatre, Nagesh whom I consider as Guru used to cast Gangadharaiah in each play he directed which reflected the kind of faith he had in him. After a few years, he got involved in agriculture so I did not had much contact with him. It’s been nearly eight years I last met him. It is very sad that we have lost him (sic).”

Hulivana Ganagdhar’s fans have been sending their tributes on social media.

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