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Yakshagana artiste Airody Rama Ganiga no more

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Udupi: Veteran Yakshagana artiste Airody Rama Ganiga breated his last at a private hospital in Koteshwar late Thursday night. He was 98.

Ganiga, who hailed from Airody village, had settled down in Kumbashi village for the last four decades. He began his career as a “bhagavatha” (singer-director) in Yakshagana puppetry shows and also composed Yakshagana episodes including ‘Kumbashi Mahatme.’ He was closely associated with the Jnanpith award winner Kota Shivaram Karanth.

Ganiga had received several awards, including the Rajyotsava award.

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