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H.G. Somashekar made his big screen debut with 1975 Kannada film Geejagana Goodu. His final rites took place at 5 pm yesterday. In recent years, he had taken to writing and penned two novels and an autobiography among other works. He later shifted to Bengaluru and worked in various troupes for over four decades. He posted a picture with the artist and wrote, “I had a chance to work with Somashekar sir in 777 Charlie. 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[4] Plays he acted in included 777 Charlie, Nane Bijjala, Jokumaraswamy, Ashadhabooti and Kadadida Neeru. Somashekar Rao had given a notable performance in the 1988 film Mithileya Seeteyaru. Somanna is survived by his wife and two children. 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Venkatappa Somashekhar (27 July 1937 – 22 August 2003) was an Indian film director, producer and screenwriter in Kannada and Malayalam cinema.In 40 years of his career as a director, he directed 49 films, including commercial successes such as Premada Kanike (1976), Shankar Guru (1978), Seetharamu (1979) and Chakravyuha (1983). Noted Kannada actor, author, theatre personality and writer, H.G. Bengaluru: Noted Kannada actor, author, theatre personality and writer, H.G. Director Kiran Raj had worked with Somanna in '777 Charlie'. Here click on the “Settings” tab of the Notification option. He was a bank employee by profession and was interested in various art forms. [1][2] He had completed his degree in sociology from the University of Mysore and was a gold medalist. He mainly essayed many comic roles since then. ", (To download our E-paper please click here. Somashekara Rao, popularly known as Somanna, breathed his last on Tuesday at a … Meghana Raj's Father Calls Him 'Chintu', Also Read : Darshan Starrer Roberrt May Hit The Silver Screens On December 25 For Christmas, To start receiving timely alerts, as shown below click on the Green “lock” icon next to the address bar. Om Shanthi(sic). He had made his acting debut with Geejagana Goodu. He won a state award for the supporting role in the movie 'Harakeya Kuri' in 1992-93. Printable version | Nov 27, 2020 2:35:40 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/veteran-actor-somashekar-rao-passes-away/article33016151.ece, A Class 8 student, Ishita Achar, is thrilled to have received a letter from Defence Minister Rajnath Singh for the 300 two-layered cotton face masks, Karnataka has banned Ganesha Chaturti-related processions, cultural programmes.