Veteran Kannada actor Lokanath passes away

Veteran Kannada actor Lokanath passes away

December 31, 2018

Bengaluru: Veteran Kannada actor C.H. Lokanath passed away in the wee hours today. He was suffering from age-related ailments. He was 90 and survived by four daughters and a son.

According to sources, he breathed his last around 12.10 am after suffering a cardiac arrest. His mortal remains were kept for public darshan at Ravindra Kalakshetra between 12 noon and 2.30 pm today.

Born on August 14, 1927, Loknath starred in over 650 films and acted in over 1,000 plays. He made his acting debut in the National Award winning movie Samskaara in 1970. His career, which spanned over six decades, saw him play various roles. He was most popular for his performance in Malgudi Days, which was directed by Shankar Nag.

Loknath had starred alongside several Sandalwood stars including Dr Rajkumar, Vishnuvardhan, Ambareesh, Kamal Haasan, Shankar Nag and Ananth Nag.

Loknath is still remembered for his comic role in the film Bhootayyana Maga Ayyu. He played the role of a cobbler and his obsession with eating pickle in the film gained him the moniker ‘Uppinakayi’ (pickle). He had also acted in superhits including Nagarahaavu, Pushpaka Vimana, Nodi Swamy Navirodu Heege, Katha Sangama, Bangaarada Manushya and Kittu Puttu. He was popular for his role in gangster flick Bheema Teeradalli, a film about real life gangsters in the State.


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