Girish Karnad's son Raghu shares his late father's potarit with a heartwarming post

Raghu said it was not easy to write a tribute for his father, a multi-faceted personality and his mind had ideas swirling inside in different languages.
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Girish Karnad's son Raghu Karnad, a journalist by profession shared a rather heartwarming picture of his beloved 'appa' as Raghu fondly remembers him in this post. He further adds about the late actor, as man who was gently bubbling with bits of history, legend, song, folktale and philosophy'. Raghu adds that is the man he loved so deeply in a post he shared on Thursday, three days after his father's death at the age of 81 due to prolonged illness. Raghu said he and his both were home in Bengaluru when his father passed away.

Further in his post Raghu adds, about his father, his friends have pointed out, as a human who had a very good sense of timing. In the past weekend, he and his sister were home to attend a friend's wedding. He also completed a set of audio interviews with Arshia Sattar. Sunday evening saw the family sitting together soaking in the sun on the rooftop. Raghu gave the late actor his physio and his sister cut his nails. The family spoke about Karnad's health complications and it was a very sad experience for them to feel. Monday morning saw the well known theatre actor breathe his last, Raghu added in his post that was a tribute to his late father.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The picture that is growing rooted in my mind is of Appa in his spot on the sofa, his hand around a glass of whiskey, gently bubbling with bits of history, legend, song, folktale and philosophy. That was the man I loved. As many friends have pointed out, he had an immaculate sense of timing. This past weekend, my sister and I were both at home for a friend's wedding. On Saturday evening, he completed a set of audio interviews with Arshia Sattar. On Sunday evening, the family sat together warmed by the long lines of sun on the terrace. I gave him his physio and my sister cut his nails. We talked about some new, difficult issues with his body. It was sad, but not only sad. On Monday morning he was gone. In the days since then, it's felt like a tribute to Appa that the house and my mind have been swirling with languages; Konkani, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, English, Hindi, without much incomprehension. We're all feeling a lot of love, relief and gratitude. Thank you for the many messages about how you felt enriched by his life and work. The reverse is also true. His life and work were enriched and elevated by gurus and professors, aunts and sisters, friends, collaborators, directors, students, publishers, actors, readers, rivals, aides, some very important drivers – and many drinking companions. In his last few weeks and even hours I heard many of those names. Thank you all for building up the extraordinary person he was.

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Raghu said it was not easy to write a tribute for his father, a multi-faceted personality and his mind had ideas swirling inside in different languages like Konkani, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, English, Hindi, much of which did not even make any sense to him. He said the family is grateful for all the love and warmth that has come in from those who were a part of Karnad's life.

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Such a beautiful picture to see as a son's tribute to a father. We share in your grief.

Beautifully written tribute!

Amazing

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