Kannada actor and former union minister Ambareesh passes away at 66

Ambareesh was 66.

Kannada film icon and former union minister Malavalli Huchche Gowda Amarnath, popularly identified by his display screen identify Ambareesh, handed away at a personal hospital in Bengaluru on Saturday night time. He was 66.

Arguably the final Kannada famous person of the bygone period, Ambareesh had been battling well being points for a very long time. He was, additionally, reportedly present process remedy for a kidney ailment.

In line with the spokesperson of Vikram hospital, he was “discovered unresponsive” at his residence in JP Nagar earlier immediately. The resuscitation efforts continued whilst he was being rushed to the hospital.

“Regardless of all aggressive resuscitation efforts, he couldn’t be revived,” learn the official assertion of the hospital. The actor was declared lifeless at 10:15 pm on Saturday.

Ambareesh was lovingly referred to as ‘Insurgent Star’ by his followers and the members of the movie fraternity and it appeared completely becoming for his nonsense off-screen persona. A local of Mandya district, he was additionally celebrated by the Kannada movie business as Mandyada Gandu (Man of Mandya). He has acted in over 200 movies in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.

Born on 29 Could 1952, Ambareesh made his display screen debut in 1972 with Naagarahaavu. The movie helmed by legendary filmmaker Puttanna Kanagal additionally marked the debut of late matinee idol Vishnuvardhan, who achieved an in a single day stardom in Karnataka along with his uncooked efficiency as a hotheaded and proud teenager. Ambareesh had performed the supporting position within the movie and his ‘aye bulbul’ dialogue, an improvised catcalling, made him a sensation among the many Kannada viewers.

It’s price noting that, whereas Ambareesh performed Vishnuvardhan’s rival in Naagarahaavu, in actual life, they each shared a detailed friendship.

After enjoying supporting roles in a couple of extra movies, Ambareesh grew to become a lead actor by enjoying motion roles. He dominated the silver display screen in Karnataka by way of the 80s along with his “indignant younger man” roles. He additionally sporadically did films in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi movie business throughout his childhood.

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Within the early 90s, Ambareesh took a plunge into politics. He had been a member of the Congress social gathering and Janata Dal social gathering. Ambareesh had served as Member of Parliament and was Minister of State for Data and Broadcasting within the UPA authorities led by Manmohan Singh. Nevertheless, he resigned from the Lok Sabha membership, expressing dissatisfaction with the Cauvery Dispute Tribunal award.

The actor was additionally Minister of Housing within the Siddaramaiah-led Karnataka authorities, however he later resigned.

Ambareesh was final seen in Ambi Ning Vayassaytho, which was the remake of Tamil movie Pa.Pandi. Kannada star Sudeep had produced and performed a cameo within the movie which launched earlier this yr.

The actor had additionally performed the position of Bheeshma within the upcoming mythological drama Kurukshetra, which is but to launch.

Ambareesh is survived by his spouse Sumalatha and son Abishek.

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