Veteran Kannada actor, director and script writer Kunigal
Nagabhushan passed away on Sunday (June 23) following a cardiac
arrest in Bangalore. The 70-year old was rushed to a private
hospital on June 22 after he complained of breathing problem.
He suffered two heart attacks while being treated in the
hospital and died in the wee hours of Sunday, his son Bharatbhushan
told the press. Nagabhushan had obtained a degree in cinematography
and entered films in 1961. He started his career as an assistant
director and worked in many films with Dr Raj Kumar and others.
He also worked as director in some Kannada films, including one
starring superstar Rajnikanth. Later, Nagabhushan tried his hand in
writing dialogues and script for Kannada films featuring
Vishnuvardhan, Shankar Nag and others.
Nagabhushan's successful films include Sahodarara
Savaal, Simhada Jodi, Oorige Upakari, SP
Sangliana and others. He won the state award for writing
dialogues in the film Gowri Ganesha directed by Phani
Ramachandra in which Anant Nag played the lead role.