And Chamayya meshtru leaves to join Ramachari records the demise of the Kannada thespian Karagadahalli Subbarao Ashwath, known to the film-going world as K.S. Ashwath, in Mysore this morning. He was 85 years old and had been ailing the last few days.

In a career spanning a little over 50 years, Chamayya meshtru starred in nearly 370 films.

After his 1995 retirement, Ashwath’s tranquil figure on the jagali of his Sarawathipuram residence, watching the passing parade of life in an old-style banian with pockets, was a reassuring sight for sore eyes.

Photograph: K.S. Ashwath‘s wife Sharadamma bids a final farewell to her companion for life (Karnataka Photo News)


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