A lion roars no more. M.P. Shankar, rest in peace

churumuri records with regret the passing away of actor, producer and director, M.P. Shankar.

In the aftermath of the success of Gandhada Gudi, Shankar was an imposing figure for young Mysore children. His home, first on 3rd main road, Vontikoppal, and later at Panchavati, Jayalakshmipuram, was a virtual bird sanctuary.

Our first and most abiding memories are of Shankar going around the locality on his white horse every evening. And the white ambassador car no “MEM 6” that was such a crucial member of the hit-film was a familiar sight on Mysore roads for decades.

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