Noted Kannada actor and theatre personality Karibasavaiah breathed his last at a private hospital yesterday after meeting with a road accident a few days ago. He was 53.
Karibasavaiah, who also did many comic roles, met with an accident during the wee hours of January 31 while he was returning home in his car, hospital sources said.
He was later admitted at the hospital and was declared dead around 2.45 pm today after battling for his life, they said.
Karibasavaiah acted in more than 120 films. Some of his memorable films are Kotreshi Kanasu, Janumada Jodi, Yaarige Salute Sambhala, Police Story 2 and Ullasa Utsaha. He had also starred in two yet-to-be-released movies, Sangoli Rayanna and Chitramandira.
Karibasavaiah had made his debut in Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar's Undu Hodha Kondu Hodha.