South Indian cinema bids adieu to Kannada superstar Ambareesh
November 27, 2018
Karnataka's yesteryear superstar and politician Ambareesh breathed his last at a private hospital in Bengaluru on Saturday night. The renowned actor passed away due to a cardiac arrest. Many actors, technicians and politicians from South India paid their last respects to Ambareesh. His funeral took place on Monday morning at the Kanteevara Studio in Bengaluru with all state honours.
Karnataka state government ordered a three day mourning including ban on sale of liquor. 66 year old Ambareesh was survived by his wife Sumalatha, who was a yesteryear South Indian actress and a son Abhishek.
Malavalli Huchche Gowda Amarnath popularly known as Ambareesh, was born at Mandya in Karnataka in the year 1952. Even though he appeared in small roles in Kannada cinem, he soon rose to stardom and became known as the rebel star. He was lovingly called Mandyada Gandu in Karnataka which meant 'man of Mandya'. Apart from being a minister in Karnataka, Ambareesh became a union minister too.
Shri Ambareesh will always be remembered for his memorable performances as an actor and extensive contribution to politics. He was a strong voice for Karnataka's welfare, at the state and central level. Pained by his demise. Condolences to his family & admirers- Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India.
On Monday, Bemgaluru witnessed a sea of Ambareesh fans and his close aides who raised slogans praising the actor. Over 8000 policemen were deployed across Bengaluru to ensure that the law and order in the city was under control.
Superstar Rajinikanth, Mohan Babu, Lakshmi, Chiranjeevi, Karnataka Chief Minister Kumaraswamy and former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah were some of the prominent people who paid their last tributes to Ambareesh.
"A wonderful human being ... my best friend ... I have lost you today and will miss you ... Rest In Peace #Ambrish", tweeted South Indian superstar Rajinikanth.