Bengaluru: Girish Karnad demise - Government holiday on Monday, three day mourning


Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)

Bengaluru, Jun 10: In connection with the passing away of renowned litterateur, theatre and cine actor and Jnanpith awardee, Dr Giri Karnad, the government has declared government holiday on Monday June 10 in his honour. The government offices, schools and colleges will remain closed today, said chief minister, H D Kumaraswamy.

Girish Karnad had always expressed the wish that no one should visit him to have his final glimpse and that his funeral should be performed without accompanied by any religious rituals. In honour of his wishes, the family members had clarified that there is no question of allowing the general public to pay their last respects to his mortal remains. It also said that they cannot accept government honour.

In response, Kumaraswamy said that the government, in honour of Karnad, will take similar initiatives it had undertaken in respect of other Jnanpith awardees in the past.

The ministry expansion scheduled for Wednesday too has been postponed, he clarified.

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  • VALERIAN RODRIGUES, UJIRE

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    WHY GOVERNMENT DECLARING PUBLIC HOLIDAY'S ON ACCOUNT OF ANY ONE'S DEATH?EVERY ONE PAY'S TAX.EVERY ONE VOTES THE REPRESENTATIVES.EVERY ONE HAS RIGHT TO ENJOY EQUALLY.ALTHOUGH WHY GOVERNMENT DECLARES HOLIDAY'S.GOVERNMENT OFFICES,BANKS WERE CLOSED.HOW MUCH LOSES TO THE GOVERNMENT?NUMBER OF PEOPLE PLANES TO DO THE WORK.SUDDENLY DECLARING THE HOLIDAY THEY LOOSE LABOR,TRAVEL EXPENSES ETC.REALLY GOVERNMENT IS TOBE CALLED AS STUPID AND DESTROYER OF PUBLIC MONEY.

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  • Nithin, Bangalore/SA

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    Only Good thing he did was to introduce "Shankar Nag" to Kannada Film Industry, Hes just a True Leftist..

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  • Thomas Andrade, Toronto

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    No doubt Girish Karnad was a great figure and we are very proud of him. However, declaring public holiday on account of his death is height of stupidity of our State Govt. Don't we have enough holidays to declare one more holiday? Girish Karnad had himself expressed his wish that nobody should visit to see his body and his family too mentioned that they cannot accept government honour. Then why this dombarata from the government? Does the govt. care when they spend thousands of crores from public exchequer to pay the staff towards holiday payment? Stupid politicians.

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    People,

    No holidays if anybody dies should be the policy...instead everybody should work one hour more without taking overtime in that persons memory....then only India will be a developed country in 2030...

    ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Rashmi, mangalore

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    your valuable advise will be relayed to the tea-maker as we do not have MPs as we have voted for Modi.

    Tuk...Tuk...

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    Langur, why do you bother yourselves about India...enjoy your life in the US, why advice, concern, criticism, judgements about India...

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    Because I love my home country,/ Counry of birth . unlike you..... I feel uneasy when I see people like you speak ill about India.....

    ...Tak ...Takk...

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  • EULALIA DSOUZA, MANGALURU

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    May His soul rest in peace we pray. His contribution to our country is huge and remarkable. But Mourning for 03 days, yet another Govt holiday - for what? As it is Govt departments have enough holidays and not enough jobs are done in working days. More Holidays more merrier for them and more worrying for us - General Public.
    All Govt offices should have maintained a 02 minute silence and pray for his soul and continued working, he would have been happiest person.
    List of achievements are numerous, we salute him for that, but he was not holding any such posts which required a mandatory closure of Govt offices on his demise.
    Holidays declared for these things and you think of cancelling a world wide Holiday on a Good Friday - height of hypocrisy. Grow up people and start working to ensure Govt exchequer does not continue to cost crores of rupees with these kind of un-called holidays.

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  • RANGA, MANGALORE

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    Govt Holiday!!...for what...there must be limit...few days back they are saying they wiLl reduce Holidays, KUDO KUDOS from every where...but gave forth saturday Holdiay for Govt employees...now this Holiday...

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  • SUNDAR KARITHOTA, HALEANGADI

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    Already public are not getting completed their work in every department. Wherever we go in government offices, our "servants" are trying to send out "Prabhus" from the office by giving one or other reason and act too busy in the work, but achievement is zero.
    In addition to this culture of declaring holidays on death and birth anniversaries devoured them to be away from work. instead of declaring holidays now and then, we should respect such a great people just by praying for a minute We are not progressing because of our holiday culture which is nothing but waste of public resources.
    Summer holidays in court, excessive holidays for teaching staff have become burden on the public and great loss on govt. exchequer.

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    This culture of declaring holidays on death and birth anniversaries should be stopped instead a simple two minutes silent prayers in honour of the respective dignitary should be introduced. We are not progressing because of our holiday culture which is nothing but waste of public resources.

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  • Chatty Shetty, mangalore

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    your valuable advise will be relayed to tea -maker to come out with some new rule throughout this Sanathana country

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    Shettre, Whatever you say, bottom line is the so called tea maker is the boss. Doing away with unwanted holidays will save thousands of crores of public tax payer money.

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  • Chatty Shetty, mangalore

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    you are speaking as if the whole country does not give holidays on anyone's death. Every Tom, Dick and Harry who have been chillar MLAs also get holidays when they die. Afterall Girish Karnad is a Jnanapita award winner and not some putagosi politician

    I am definitely against giving any kind of holidays not only for death even for all jayanthis. But this selective commenting is what I hate.

    Jai Sanatana dharma.. Tuk Tuk

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  • sadwin, mangalore

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    finally you agreed that only tea maker can do changes in this country & rest all are in support of declaring holidays.

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  • Rao, Udupi

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    Do away with holiday culture for jayanthi or on death. Instead work more for two hours.

    This should apply to all. politicians, actors, famous personalities etc.

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  • Santhosh Peter Dsouza Advocate, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    Awards and honours of Late Girish Karnad
    For literature[edit]
    • Sangeet Natak Akademi award and Varthur navya Award – 1972
    • Padma Shri – 1974[16]
    • Padma Bhushan – 1992[16]
    • Kannada Sahitya Parishat Award – 1992
    • Sahitya Academy award – 1994
    • Jnanpith Award – 1998
    • Kalidas Samman – 1998
    • Rajyotsava Award
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles – 2011[17]
    For Cinema[edit]
    National Film Awards
    • 1971: Best Direction: Vamsha Vriksha (with B. V. Karanth)
    • 1971: Best Feature Film in Kannada: Vamsha Vriksha
    • 1973: Second Best Feature Film: Kaadu
    • 1977: Best Feature Film in Kannada: Tabbaliyu Neenade Magane[18][19]
    • 1978: Best Screenplay: Bhumika (with Shyam Benegal and Satyadev Dubey)
    • 1978: Best Feature Film in Kannada: Ondanondu Kaladalli
    • 1989: Best Non-Feature Film: Kanaka Purandara
    • 1990: Best Non-feature Film on Social Issues: The Lamp in the Niche
    • 1992: Best Film on Environment Conservation: Cheluvi
    • 1999: Best Feature Film in Kannada: Kaanuru Heggadathi[20]
    Filmfare Awards South
    • 1972: Filmfare Award for Best Director - Kannada – Vamsha Vriksha
    • 1974: Filmfare Award for Best Director - Kannada – Kaadu
    • 1978: Filmfare Award for Best Director - Kannada – Ondanondu Kaladalli
    • 1983: Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Kannada - Ananda Bhairavi
    Filmfare Awards Hindi
    • 1980: Filmfare Best Screenplay Award: Godhuli (with B. V. Karanth)
    • 1980: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award: Aasha: Nominated
    • 1982: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award: Teri Kasam : Nominated
    Karnataka State Film Awards
    • 1971-72 First Best Film – Vamsha Vriksha
    • 1971-72 Best Dialogue Writer – Vamsha Vriksha
    • 1973-74 Second Best Film – Kaadu
    • 1989-90 Best Supporting Actor – Santha Shishunala Sharifa
    • 1995-96 Best Supporting Actor – Sangeetha Sagara Ganayogi Panchakshara Gavai
    • 1999-00 Second Best Film – Kanooru Heggadithi
    Others[edit]
    • Gubbi Veeranna Award for his services to theatre (as a playwright)
    • Karnad served as the director of the Film and Television Institute

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  • Sandesh Amin, mumbai.

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    Thanks Santosh.

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  • Vishal, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    A reader here has reservations about the holiday declared on the demise of Girish Karnad. While he is entitled to his views - I agree that it is a waste of our money to declare a holiday - many people may not be aware of the contribution of Mr. Karnad. He was a multifaceted personality, completed his education from the Oxford University, he was an actor, writer and thinker. The Government of India conferred on the late Girish the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan. Notwithstanding all his achievements, I still agree with the reader that it is a waste of public money to declare a holiday but I dare say that this man deserves much more respect than the corrupt and useless politicians on whose death also holidays are declared.

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  • Joy Rai, Kuntikan, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    My respects to the departed soul. May God grant him eternal rest.
    As a head of the institution, I really don't appreciate this system of announcing
    a untimely hfoliday. The concerned authority should take a firm stand ,either announce the holiday on the next day. In the first case why declare holiday when the noble man did not want to make an high drama of the funeral?
    Any ways please do not do such things wherein children suffer. How would parents come n collect them? Please think about this. Perhaps the best way is to have a silent prayer and carry on with our work

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  • Max, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    May Girish Karnad's soul RIP. I totally agree with Happy ji, Adarsh Nagar, chikkodi...

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  • SURESH HEGDE, UAE

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    RIP. He himself called he is URBAN NAXAL. Now it is left to people follow his idelogy....

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  • Krishna, Krishna

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    What was his contribution to the common people ?
    A holiday is going cost at least several thousand crore loss to the government exchequer ( tax payers money)
    If we ask CM to say few words about this man he will be not be able speak even two minutes.

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  • Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi / Seattle

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    Those who want to work, may go to the office, earn some overtime for the evening.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    One day is fine ...

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  • HP, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    What a waste of Government resources and machinery.... for this so called common man!!!

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  • Chatty Shetty, mangalore

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    better than third rated old corrupt politicians, on whose death all over India every government declares holiday.

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  • Happy ji, Adarsh Nagar, chikkodi

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    Mourning is ok but Why holiday!!!!!!!!

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