Girish Raghunath Karnad, also known as Girish Karnad, is one of the biggest contributors to the Sandalwood cinema. An actor, movie director, playwright and contemporary writer in the Kannada language, the son of the state, Girish Karnad has been composing plays for over four decades now! Want to know something even more awesome? The master playwright translated his own plays to English! His efforts have won him many awards over the course of his career and rightfully so.
On his birthday today, we will look at seven super cool things about this legend to say thanks for all his contributions to Namma Karunadu. Alongside the beautiful hills of Matheran, Maharashtra, on 19th May 1938, a legend by the name Girish Raghunath Karnad was born. Having stayed in Matheran and Sirsi (Karnataka) in his youth, he soon became well-versed with both languages.