Indian politician

Ambareesh is ...

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Born 29 May 1952 in Mandya
Died 24 Nov 2018 in Bangalore
Age66 years, 5 months
Causemyocardial infarction
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Ambareesh
Ambareesh
Kannada actor and politician M.H.Ambareesh.

About Ambareesh

Malavalli Huchche Gowda Amarnath (29 May 1952 – 24 November 2018), known by his screen name Ambareesh, was an Indian actor, media personality and politician from the State of Karnataka. Alongside Rajkumar and Vishnuvardhan, he is counted in Kannada cinema's "triumvirate" as its most celebrated actors.With his debut in Puttanna Kanagal's National Award winning Kannada film Naagarahaavu (1972), Ambareesh's acting career commenced with a brief phase of portraying antagonistic and supporting characters. After establishing himself as a lead actor portraying rebellious characters on screen in a number of commercially successful films, he earned the moniker "rebel star". He also earned the nickname Mandyada Gandu (English: Man of Mandya) and continues to hold a matinee idol status in the popular culture of Karnataka. After joining politics in 1994, Ambareesh became a three-time member of the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Indian Parliament representing Mandya, first from Janata Dal and the latter two times from the Indian National Congress, a member of which he remained till his death. During the third term, he briefly served as the Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, between October 2006 and February 2007, as part of the First Manmohan Singh ministry. Between 2013 and 2016, he was a member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly and served as the Minister of Housing during the time as part of the Siddaramaiah cabinet.Besides winning many State Film awards and Filmfare Awards South during his acting career, Ambareesh was honoured with the honorary doctorate from the Karnatak University in 2013. He is also a recipient NTR National Award, Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award – South and Dr. Vishnuvardhan Award, all awarded recognizing lifetime achievements and contribution to cinema. Having suffered from a breathing problem starting 2014, Ambareesh died four years later.

Death

Ambareesh developed breathing problems in 2014 and was hospitalized frequently. In March that year, he was taken to Singapore's Mount Elizabeth Hospital for treatment. On 24 November 2018, he was taken to a private hospital in Bangalore after he suffered from a cardiac arrest at his residence. Efforts to revive him failed and was pronounced dead at 10:15 p.m. (IST). Following his death, Ambareesh's remains were taken to Sree Kanteerava Stadium where political leaders, members of the film industry and fans were allowed to pay homage the following day. It attracted a total of around 100,000 people. The remains were airlifted to Sir M. Visvesvaraya Stadium in Mandya at 5 p.m. (IST) that day. After having briefly kept for public viewing there, they were flown back to Bangalore on 26 November and carried in a cortege on a procession from Sree Kanteerava Stadium to Kanteerava Studios, for a distance of 13.5 kilometres (8.4 mi), where his funeral was held. Ambareesh was cremated with full state honours and also received a 21-gun salute. The final rites were performed by his son, Abhishek, at 5:55 p.m. (IST) that evening. Ambareesh was cremated next to the memorial of his contemporary and friend, Rajkumar.

Ambareesh's death was met with an outpouring of grief from politicians, members of the South Indian film industry and fans from Karnataka. The Government of Karnataka declared a three-day mourning period as a mark of respect. Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled his death and said, " a strong voice for Karnataka's welfare, at the state and central level". Chief Minister of Karnataka H. D. Kumaraswamy termed that his death ended "an era of love and affection in Kannada film industry" while adding that " was a rebel who was loved by all. He has carved a unique place in both politics and films". Other politicians who expressed grief included former Chief Ministers of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah and B. S. Yeddyurappa, State cabinet ministers, R. V. Deshpande and U. T. Khader, and former colleagues at the INC, G. Parameshwara, Dinesh Gundu Rao and Ramya among others.

Actor Rajinikanth remarked, "My friendship with Ambareesh is of over 40 years and deeply saddened by his death. Everyone will have a few close friends. But Ambareesh, I think, had over a 100 close friends. He lived like a king till the day he died and all he earned were people." Mammootty recalled Ambareesh as one of his "one of first real friends" while condoling his death. Mohanlal termed his death "heartbreaking". Kamal Haasan offered "heartfelt condolences" and called Ambareesh his "friend for 42 years". Other film personalities who expressed grief included Amitabh Bachchan, R. Sarathkumar, Khushbu Sundar, Rajendra Singh Babu, Shiva Rajkumar, Sudeep, Darshan and Yogaraj Bhat among others.

Films

Ambareesh has worked on the following films:

Kallarali Hoovagi
2006 film by T. S. Nagabharana
2006
Ganda Berunda
1984 film by Rajendra Singh Babu
1984
Bulbul
2013 film by M. D. Sridhar
2013
Antha
1981 film by Rajendra Singh Babu
1981
Ambareesha
2014
Thandege Thakka Maga
2006 film by S. Mahendar
2006
Veera Parampare
2010 film by S. Narayan
2010
Hrudaya Haadithu
1991 film by M.S. Rajashekar
1991
Annavru
2003 film by Om Prakash Rao
2003
Elu Suttina Kote
1987 film by B. C. Gowrishankar
1987
Chakravyuha
1983 film by V. Somashekhar
1983
Gowdru
2004 film by S. Mahendar
2004
Paduvaaralli Pandavaru
1978 film by Puttanna Kanagal
1978
Olavina Udugore
1987 film by D. Rajendra Babu
1987
Gaanam
1982 film by Sreekumaran Thampi
1982
Mandyada Gandu
1994 film by A.T.Raghu
1994
Ranganayaki
1981 film by Puttanna Kanagal
1981
Saptapadi
1992 Kannada film
1992
Operation Antha
1995
Brahma Vishnu Maheshwara
1988
Munjaneya Manju
1993 film by P. H. Vishwanath
1993
Midida Hrudayagalu
1993 film by A.T.Raghu
1993
Rani Maharani
1990 film by B Ramamurthy
1990
Gandandre Gandu
1988 film by V. Somashekhar
1988
Indrajith
1989
Ramanna Shamanna
1988 film by B. A. Subba Rao
1988
Prema Sangama
1992
Masanada Hoovu
1984 film by Puttanna Kanagal
1984
Aahuti
1985 film by T. S. Nagabharana
1985
Diggajaru
2001 film by D. Rajendra Babu
2001
Mannina Doni
1992 film by M.S. Rajashekar
1992
Tony
1982 Indian action film directed by H.R. Bhargava
1982
Nammoora Hammera
1990
Gandu Sidigundu
1991 film by M.S. Rajashekar
1991
Solillada Saradara
1992 film by Sai Prakash
1992
Mysore Jaana
1992 film by A.T.Raghu
1992
Mooru Janma
1984 film by H. R. Bhargava
1984
Palegara
1996
Mrugaalaya
1986 film by V. Somashekhar
1986
Rowdy & MLA
1991 film by Sai Prakash
1991
Megha Mandara
1992
Vasantha Poornima
1993 film by H. R. Bhargava
1993
Jai Karnataka
1989 film by Dwarakish
1989
Ore Rektham
1985 film by Sreekumaran Thampi
1985
Mallige Hoove
1992
Entede Bhanta
1992 film by D. Rajendra Babu
1992
Mamatheya Madilu
1985
Goonda Guru
1984 film by A.T.Raghu
1984
Digvijaya
1987
New Delhi
1988 Kannada film
1988
Aranyadalli Abhimanyu
1991 film by H. R. Bhargava
1991
Giri Baale
1985
Avala Neralu
1983 film by A.T.Raghu
1983
Nyaya Neethi Dharma
1980 film by A.T.Raghu
1980
Amarnath
1978
Hongkongnalli Agent Amar
1989 film by Joe Simon
1989
Shabash Vikram
1985 film by Renuka Sharma
1985
Khadeema Kallaru
1982
Onti Salaga
1989
Garuda Dhwaja
1991
Avatara Purusha
1989