actor and Central Minister ambareesh, frustrated at his defeat in
the Assembly election, skipped his birthday party. ambareesh is
known to have organized huge parties as part of his birthday
celebrations. ambareesh, Minister of State for Information and
Broadcasting, who is called Ambi by his friends, became 57 on
Thursday. The defeat in Srirangapatna constituency has shocked him.
Just hours after the results were announced, ambareesh, accompanied
by his wife and son, flew to Malaysia.
He was elected to the Lok Sabha in the 2004 polls. This is his
second attempt to enter the Karanataka assembly. Several leading
film stars of the Kannada film industry had campaigned for
ambareesh, but they failed to impress the voters.