Mumbai: Ramesh Karkera, the renowned artiste of Kalajagattu theater troop and title holder of Tuluva Tenali and Hasyachakravarti, Karnataka Rajyotsav awardee passed away due to brief illness at Bombay Hospital, here on Thursday July 18.
Ramesh is a native of Chitrapu, Mulky in Mangalore taluk, who arrived in metro over 3 decades ago. He pursued his studies at Saraswati Night School and Siddarth College. He joined Kalajagattu theater troop hoe and mesmerized the viewers as comedy artist. He had enacted the roles in Krishnan Katti, E Nalkedaye, Bhootada Ill, Oriye Mage Oriye, Barsa, Navilladaga Ooore Gati, Pundi Pandave and other popular plays that enthralled the viewers. He was a famed actor in the movies – Maari Bale and Ek Kahani.
Ramesh was involved in several theater troops such as Udaya ranga, Sadanand Suvarna play troupe, Navodaya drama troop and enacted in over 200 dramas and much sought after artiste.
He served as president of Veerakesari Kalavrunda, Goregaon Karnataka Sangh Rangastala, Kannadiga Kalavidara Parishat Maharashtra and others social welfare organizations.
Sadanand Suvarna, Vijay Kumar Shetty of Kalajagattu theater troop, Surendra Kumar Hegde, Mohan Marnad, S T Vijay Kumar, devdas Salian, Srinat Mulky, Sa Daya, Dr Bharat Kumar Polipu, Ravi A Shetty, Naresh Amin, Karnoor Mohan Rai, Omdas Kannangarincluding Goregaon Karnataka Sangh, Veerakesari Kalavrunda, the office bearers of Kannadiga Kalavidara Parishat and hundreds of theater artistes condoled the sudden demise of popular artiste Ramesh.
The fifty-three-years-old Ramesh is a director of Mogaveer Co-operative Bank. He is survived by his wife and one son.
The mortal remains of Ramesh was placed for public homage at his residence in Mira Road (East) here and final rites were held at the crematorium in Mira Road (East).
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