Kannada actor and comedian Shankar Rao passed away at his home here on Monday. He was 88 and unwell for quite some time. Shankar Rao acted in more than a hundred Kannada films by the side of all popular heroes for over three decades. Some of the stars he worked with included Vishnuvardhan, Shankar Nag, Anant Nag, Lokesh, Srinath, Dwarkeesh, Shivaraj Kumar, Ravichandran, Ramesh Arvind, Upendra, Puneeth Rajkumar and Darshan.
Many members of the Kannada film industry have expressed their condolences over the passing of Shankar Rao.
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Closely associated with the stage, Shankar Rao made his Sandalwood debut with the movie 'Yaara Sakshi'. He also appeared in popular Kannada TV serials such as 'Maya Mruga', 'Silli Lalli' and 'Papa Pandu'.
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-with IANS inputs