Centenarian Kannada film producer G.N. Lakshmipathy passed away on Thursday. The 104-year-old is survived by two sons and two daughters.
Through his Maruthi Movies, Mr. Lakshmipathy produced seven films, including landmark films in the history of Kannada cinema such as Uyyale, Ondanondu Kaladalli, Kaadu, and Chitegu Chinte. Devara Makkalu starring Dr. Rajkumar was the first film he produced.
His films were screened not only in Karnataka, but also at various international film festivals. Considering his contributions to Kannada cinema, the State government had honoured him with the Dr. Vishnuvardhan Award. Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce expressed condolences over the death.