Sandalwood's versatile actor CR Simha passed away, today, February 28. He was 72. The actor, who was suffering from cancer, was admitted to Seva Kshethra hospital yesterday (Feb 27), in Banashankari, Bangalore, where he breathed his last.
CR Simha was reportedly suffering from prostate cancer for which he was under medication from past one year. On Thursday, the actor was rushed to hospital when there was a sudden changes in the health condition.
CR Simha's health condition was critical from yesterday. The actor is the elder brother of Sandalwood's well-known personality Pranaya Raja Srinath. On behalf of Government Of Karnataka Information, Minister Roshan Baig had revealed that Government will bear the treatment cost.
Ace actress and Women and Child Development Minister Umashri had also visited CR Simha in Seva Kshetra hospital and prayed for the speedy recovery of the actor. Beside acting in more than 150 films, CR Simha has also directed few famous movies in Kannada. He had turned director for the movies like Samskara, Sankalpa, Chitegu Shinte, Kakana Kote and Thugalak.
In 2003, Government Of India had felicitated CR Simha with 'Sangeeth Natak Academy Award' for his contribution to theatre and art. Click on slides to read the story and view the rare and unseen pictures of CR Simha...
Simha was born on 16 June, 1942. His younger brother Srinath is a famous film actor who acted in several mainstream Kannada cinema as both the leading and supporting actor.
CR Simha had won Karnataka State Award as the Best Director for his movie Kakana Kotte. He was also felicitated with Nataka Academy Award.
Original Name Of CR Simha
Channapatana Ramaswamya Simha was well-known with stage name CR Simha in the theatre field.
CR Simha Started His Career
CR Simha started his career with 'Prabhat Kalavidaru,' which is the famous drama troupe in Karnataka.
Birth Of Nataranga
In 1972, CR Simha started his own drama troupe called 'Nataranga' in which many budding talents were brought into limelight.
CR Simha As Kuvempu
CR Simha had sported Kannada poet Kuvempu's avatar at Vishwa Manva Kala Sangha, Singapore.