Kannada actor and former Union Minister passed away on Saturday night after suffering from a massive heart attack. The veteran actor was 66. He was under treatment at the hospital for multiple ailments. According to media reports, Ambareesh was admitted to the hospital after he collapsed in the evening at his home in JP Nagar. “Despite all aggressive resuscitation efforts, he could not be revived,” read the official statement of the hospital. The last rites of Ambareesh will be conducted near Dr Rajkumar Smaraka at Kanteerava Studios, Bengaluru. The government has officially declared three-day mourning period.
Ambareesh’s last rites have begun. According to reports, the rituals are likely to go on for more than an hour. Ambareesh wife Sumalatha is currently in the toughest stage as she is beyond devastated. She is unable to walk without anyone’s help and was helped by the members of the film fraternity to even sit on the chair. A doctor has been called for her to look at her health.
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The funeral procession of Ambareesh started today morning. Thousands of security officials and fans peacefully joined the procession with the van carrying the mortal remains of the rebel star. Actors Shivarajkumar, Puneeth Rajkumar, Jaggesh, Mohan Babu with his daughter Lakshmi Manchu were clicked arriving at Kanteerava Studios for the final rites.