Eminent singer and a popular personality in Kannada music circles, L N Shastry breathed his last today at his residence in Bengaluru. Shastry was suffering from cancer for a long time now and has been getting treated for the ailment. Shastry is popular for his songs Kolumande Jangama Deva from Janumada Jodi and Karunaade Kaye Chachide Node from Malla. LN Shastry has also composed songs for more than 25 films in Kannada and most of them have been hit songs.
During his initial days in the industry, music directors Hamsalekha and V Manohar were closest associates and helped Shastry shape up his career in Sandalwood. LN Shastry is survived by his wife Suma Shastry.
Shastry was 46 years old and has sung in more than 3000 songs in Kannada and has been a favourite singer for many actors in the past. The Kannada industry is in shock with this major loss. The details about his death is yet to come out.