Senior Kannada actor KS Ashwath (Aswath) passed away at Basappa Memorial Hospital Mysore at 1.45 today (January 18, 2010). He was ailing from long time and he was admitted to the hospital on 13th Jan after he suffered a minor brain attack. He was survived by his wife Sharada and four children.
According to his son Shankar, the veteran Kannada actor was admitted to ICU at BM Hospital on Wednesday after he suffered blood circulation problem. Due to slow down in blood circulation, many parts of his body had stopped working. Although he was responding well to the medicine, doctors had told his son that he might die at any point of time.
The 'Chamayya Mestru' of the movie Nagarahavu started his acting career as a theatre artiste and he entered Kannada films in 1950s. He debuted as an independent hero with the movie Striratna. He had acted in 370 movies and had played all kinds of character roles. His acting was not only touches the heart but also to the brain.
The senior Kannada actor had stopped acting due to his deteriorating health condition, but Dr Rajkumar and Parvathamma had requested and made him act in the movie Akasmika. His last movie was Dharshan starrer Bhoopathi. He was honoured with the Doctorate degree by Tumkur University.
Besides being an actor, He was also a freedom fighter. He was very disciplined and known for his time sense. He was staying at his Sarswatipuram Nivas in Mysore. His last wish was to visit Kashi and his daughter and son had recently taken him around the Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Ganga Ghats in a wheelchair.
Karnataka state government had come forward to bear his medical expenses. Dr. Jayamala, the President of KFCC, has also announced to Rs. 1 lakh help for him. But the demise of Ashwath has shocked the Kannada film industry and is an unbearable loss. We at Oneindia pray that his soul rest in peace and pray god to give strength to his family and fans to bear his loss.