Bengaluru: Former Congres MLA and former Union Minister Ambareesh passed away at the age of 66 years at Vikram Hospital, Bengaluru. He was admitted to the hospital this evening after he complained of breathlessness.
He was admitted to the hospital in the evening after the complaint of breathlessness. M H Amaranath popularly known as Ambarish (Ambareesh) began his career in Kannada Film Industry with his debut in Puttanna Kanagal’s Nagara Haavu.
Ambareesh served as a union minister in the UPA government led by Manmohan Singh. He was an MP from 1998-99, 1999-2004 and 2004-2009. He was also the Minister of State in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting from 2006 to 2008.
He had the national award for his debut film Naagarahaavu in 1972 and was known as ‘Rebel star’ especially after his film Chakravyuha. In a career spanning to over 50 years, he acted in at least 200 films.
As soon as the news of senior actor’s death was announced, condolences started pouring in from leaders and actors. Actor-turned-politician Rajanikanth mourned the loss of a friend