Fans mourn the demise of Kannada comedian Karibasavaiah

The demise of Kannada actor and comedian Karibasavaiah, fondly known as KB has left fans in a shock. The actor was fatally injured in a mishap in his car after a film shoot

Karibasavaiah was admitted with serious spinal cord injuries after he met with an accident on January 31. The doctors struggled for four days but lost the actor due to complications. Fans and friends of KB are extremely upset about the treatment meted out to the veteran actor. Apparently, except for a few friends, no one from the industry called on KB when he was in hospital. Even after his demise, only Darshan, Raghavendra Rajkumar, Shashikumar, S Narayan, Bank Janardhan and some of KB’s friends came to pay last respects, though KB’s body was kept at the Samsa Rangamandira for more than three hours. Karibasavaiah was cremated in his home town of Kodigehalli in Tumkur District.

The stellar actor leaves behind wife, a daughter and two sons. KB’s stage and small screens friends, artistes and technicians were also absent during the last rites of the actor. The Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce held a condolence meeting at the KFCC premises on Monday. But his fans believe that it’s a little too late.