In a piece of tragic news coming from the Kannada Film Industry, veteran actor Rajagopalan has passed away on Thursday. He has acted in close to 600 movies.
As per the media reports, the actor breathed his last at his residence in Kengeri. The actor who often acted in comic roles was suffering from many health issues for a long time. Among many health issues, he was suffering from asthma and kidney-related issues. The tragic news was confirmed by his close friend Dingri Nagraj to a news channel. He said,
“I had spoken to him just two days ago. We had planned to meet tomorrow.”
Actor Rajagopal is survived by his wife and three daughters. The actor had also been a part of many television serials and managed to grab attention with his mimicries of popular actors and politicians of Karnataka. With this, the Kannada Film Industry has lost another actor. Last month, actor Chiranjeevi Sarja passed away which came as a shock to both his family and fans. The whole of the South Indian Film Industry was left grieving for the actor and the loss of the family.
Grief Continues For Film Industry
Since the lockdown, the Indian film industry has lost many of its actors. It was Irrfan Khan who passed away due to a long illness. A day after the death of Khan, veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor passed away. Even as Bollywood was recovering from the loss of two gems, music director Wajid too breathed his last.
The month of June worsened this situation as the whole country was shaken by the sudden demise of Sushant Singh Rajput who hanged himself in his Bandra Residence. His death created a massive uproar and brought the attention back to mental health, especially during the lockdown.
The south industry too lost another artist in the form of Mollywood director Sachy who passed away on the 18th of June. He had just delivered a super hit movie in Malayalam with Prithviraj Sukumaran. The death of Rajagopal has added to the sadness in the film industry as it is a massive loss of talent and wisdom.