The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India issued the following statement condoling the demise of renowned artist Girish Karnad:
The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India expresses its profound grief at the death of renowned artist Girish Karnad. He died at the age of 81 after a prolonged illness in Bengaluru.
His contribution to the field of Theatre, Cinema and Literature will always be remembered and also his fearless stand against forces of intolerance and hatred. Recipient of Jnanpith Award, he was also conferred the Padma Shri in 1974 and the Padma Bhushan in 1992.
CPI pays its homage to Girish Karnad and sends its condolences to members of his family.