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Girish Karnad was born on 19th May 1938 in Matheran, Bombay Presidency, British India (now Maharashtra, India). He was born to Dr. Raghunath Karnad and Krishnabai.
He had two sisters (name not known) and two brothers’ names are the following: Vasant Karnad and Balchandra Karnad.
He was married to Dr. Saraswathy Ganapathy. He had a son named Raghu Karnad, who is a journalist and writer.
DOB: 19th May 1938
Age: 81 years
Father: Late Dr. Raghunath Karnad
Mother: Krishnabai Karnad
Brother: Vasant Karnad and Balchandra Karnad.
Sister: 2 sisters (Name not known).
Marital Status: Married
Wife: Dr. Saraswathy Ganapathy
Son: Raghu Karnad
Girish Karnad Cause of Death
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School & Career
Initially, he received Marathi education in Matheran, Bombay. At the age of 14 years, Girish Karnad’s family moved to Dharwad in Karnataka. For his higher education, he enrolled at Karnatak Arts College, Dharwad and received his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Statistics in 1958.
In 1960, he was awarded the Rhodes Scholarship and went to England to study Masters at the University of Oxford. In 1963, he was elected the President of Oxford Union.
Since childhood, he was very interested in theatre and joined Natak Mandalis. Girish was the admirer of Yakshagana.
In 1963, he started working with the Oxford University Press in Chennai. In 1970, he resigned from the press and joined the local amateur theatre group – The Madras Players.
In 1988, he had also been the chairman of Sangeet Natak Akademi. From 2000 to 2003, he served as director of Nehru center and as Minister of Culture in the Indian High Commission, London.
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