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Kannada actor Kashinath remembered as 'trend-setter, radical director of 80s'

By Chennabasaveshwar

Twitter is flooded with tributes as the news of the passing away of veteran Kannada actor, director Kashinath broke on Thursday. Political leaders including CM Siddaramaiah and Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar expressed their condolences to the departed soul. Also, fans and Sandalwood fraternity thanked his contribution to the Kannada film industry.

Twitter remembers Kashinath as 'trend-setter in 80s'

Kashinath was remembered for being a trendsetter in 80's for movies on topics till then considered as taboo. Not only films, Kashinath was thanked for shaping the career of Upendra, V Manohar and Sunil Kumar Desai.

"Kashinath, one of the most radical directors of the '80s and the '90s. He was a mentor to many superstars, including Upendra. From the hilarious Love Training to immortalizing words like 'Dagaar' in Kannada pop culture, his contribution is diverse. He will be missed."

Sandalwood mourns death of veteran Kannada actor-director Kashinath

"Breaking Stereotypes, filled with humour and creativity, out of the box thoughts. The best filmmaker Kannada industry has witnessed. The director who was an inspiration for creative youths. Om Shanthi #Kashinath ."

Made films on topics which were taboo... many stars of today learned under him.. RIP sir! #Kashinath we will miss u!

"Still believe "ಅವಳೇ ನನ್ನ ಹೆಂಡ್ತಿ " wasn't just a blockbuster landmark movie in KFI but changed the industry direction & more importantly broadened the narrow-minded middle-class mentality "

MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar tweeted, " It's hard to believe the demise of Kashinath, the man who entertained the audience with his talent. May his soul rest in peace.

"80s King of comedy, Kashinath is no more. May your soul rest in peace, legend. Thank you for giving us great movies and even more great artists to Kannada film industry. Your service will never be forgotten. "

"Kashinath did what others didn't even dare to dream back in the 80s and 90s itself. A pioneer of new wave movies of Kannada film industry. A stalwart filmmaker who shown mirror images of society on the celluloid screen fearlessly. #RIPKashinath."

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