Renowned Yakshagana artiste Kumble Sundar Rao no more

Wednesday, November 30th, 2022

Mangaluru : Renowned Yakshagana artiste Kumble Sundar Rao died at his residence here Wednesday morning. He was 88. Rao is survived by wife, two sons and three daughters. Rao, who was an exponent of ‘Thenkuthittu’ style of Yakshagana, had served as the president of the Karnataka State Yakshagana and Bayalata Academy. He was awarded Yakshamangala […]

Yakshagana artiste of Kateelu Mela commits suicide by hanging himself

Thursday, August 18th, 2022
Shambu Kumar

Kinnigoli: Shambhu Kumar Kinnigoli, who was serving as Yakshagana artiste in Kateelu Mela, committed suicide by hanging himself. He has been serving in Yakshagana for many years and served in Puttur and Bappanadu Melas. He has been conducting Hoigegudde a small mela with the name of Umamaheshwara temple for the last few years and this […]

Yakshagana artiste Vandse Narayana Ganiga passes away

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021
Vandse-Narayana Ganiga

Udupi : Yakshagana artiste Vandse Narayana Ganiga passed away in Udupi on Monday. He was 84. He is survived by his wife, three sons and a daugh- ter. A recipient of the Rajyotsava Award for 2014, Mr. Ganiga was a professional artiste for about four decades. He took to Yakshagana performance at the age of […]

Senior Yakshagana artiste collapses on stage, dies of cardiac arrest

Tuesday, January 5th, 2021
Sadhu Kottary

Udupi: A Yakshagana artiste of Mandarthi Yakshagana Mela died on the stage while he was performing at Kajralli near Siriyara during the early hours of January 5. The deceased has been identified as Sadhu Kotari (58), a resident of Barkur. He was working as a Yakshagana artiste in the well-known Mandarthi Yakshagana Mela. According to sources, […]

Yakshagana artiste, dies on stage

Monday, March 11th, 2019

Mangaluru : Chandrahasa Hudugodu, a Yakshagana artiste, died while performing on the stage near Baindoor in Udupi district at about 11.30 p.m. on March 10. Hudugodu, 50, was also the president of Hadinabalu Gram Panchayat, near Honnavara, in Uttara Kannada district. According to sources, he was performing the role of Salva in “Bheeshma Vijaya” episode […]

Yakshagana artiste Gangadhar Shetty Navoor passes away

Monday, July 31st, 2017
Gangadhar Shetty

Bantwal : A well known Yakshagana artiste Gangadhar Shetty Navoor passed away due to cardiac arrest on Monday July 31. He was in Bappanadu Yakshgana Mela and had taken a leave on Monday morning. He returned to a rented house. Gangadhar Shetty collapsed on the floor when nobody in the house. Later his colleagues shifted him to […]

Yakshagana artiste Gerukatte Gangaiah Shetty passes away

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
Yakshagana artist

Mangaluru: Renowned Yakshagana artiste Gerukatte Gangaiah Shetty (63) passed away on Wednesday night after he collapsed during a performance at Yekkar; though he was rushed to a hospital, he could not be saved. Gangaiah Shetty hailed from Belthangady and was interested in Yakshagana from a very tender age; he then trained himself in the art […]

Renowned Yakshagana artiste Mijar Annappa no more

Monday, April 4th, 2016
Mijar Annappa

Mangaluru : Renowned Yakshagana artiste famous for comedian roles Mijar Annappa (93), passed away on Sunday April 3. He served over 66 years in the Thenkuthittu Yakshagana art and his roles of ‘Vidushaka’ (comedian) famed in several Yakshagana plays. Mijar Annappa was born in 1924 at Mijar of Thenka Yedapadavu village of Mangalore Taluk and […]

Art exhibition with a difference

Monday, April 28th, 2014
Art exhibition

Mangalore : A Yakshagana artiste releases an airplane into the air – the painting, “Kudla goes International”, emotes the jubilant mood in the city after the first international flight took off from the Mangalore airport in 2006. And for the artist, Vishwas Krishna (22), who has been painting over the past decade, the step allows […]

Yaksha Siri Award conferred on Sudhaker Thumbay

Monday, October 22nd, 2012
Sudhakar Thumbe

Mangalore : Well-known Yakshagana artiste Sudhaker Thumbay was conferred the Yaksha Siri Award  at the Yakshaloka cultural meet organised by the Annapurneshwari Nagadeva Temple premises on October 19m Friday. Sudhaker is also the Convenor of Dubai Yakshamitraru and co-founder of Billawa Balaga, Dubai. The award is given by Yakshaloka Sanskriti Sangama of BC Road. Anil […]