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Famous Kannada film producer Bhakthavatsala dies, Chief Minister condoles demise

Noted film producer and former chairman of Indian Film Chamber of Commerce M Bhakthavatsala died due to age-related ailments

Reported by: PTI, Bengaluru [ Published on: August 06, 2018 12:28 IST ]
Film Producer Bhakthavatsala

Film Producer Bhakthavatsala

Noted film producer and former chairman of Indian Film Chamber of Commerce M Bhakthavatsala died due to age-related ailments, according to family sources.

He was 84. He died at his residence here on Sunday, the family sources added.

Bhakthavatsala was an officer in Hindustan Machine Tools (HMT) and later turned to films through distribution and managing theatres.

He shot to fame by producing Kannada films like ‘Sandhyaraga’ and ‘Samskara’ among others.

Bhakthavatsala served as president of Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce for seven years and was the only Kannadiga to chair the Indian Film Chamber of Commerce.

Condoling the death of the noted producer, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said the Kannada film industry had lost a great leader.

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