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Vishnu fans celebrate actor Shankarnag’s 66th birth anniversary

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Mandya: Fans of late Sandalwood actor Shankarnag celebrated his 66th birth anniversary at the auto stand opposite KSRTC bus stand in Pandavapura town on Monday.

Vishnu Sena an association of fans of another actor late Vishnuvardhan headed by Srikanta in the district had organised the celebration.

Srikanta told the gathering “Even though Shankarnag is not amidst us today, we, especially the autorickshaw drivers remember him. A legend in the history of Kannada cinema, Shankarnag had directed award winning movie of thespian actor Rajkumar titled- Ondu Mutthina Kathe. How can one forget the role of Shankarnag in S P Sangliyana ( the real life story of a former IPS officer by the same), Auto Raja, Hosa Jeevana and other such memorable films”.

Born in 1954, Shankarnag donned many hats as actor, director and technician in a very young age. The whole family has dedicated itself for the cause of art, said Srikanta.

The autos were decorated with the portrait of Shankarnag. Sweets were also distributed to the passersby to mark the occassion.

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