He was suffering from cancer and was hospitalized two days ago. He was 67 and is survived by his wife and two children.
Here are five facts about him:
- Kashinath hails from Kundapur in Karnataka's Udupi district.
- He debuted in 1976 as a director with a comedy film Aparoopada Athitigalu and made his acting debut in 1984 with Anubhava.
- A famous music director, producer and an actor, he has more than 40 films under his name.
- Aparachita, Anubhava, and Ajagajanthara, Avale Nanna Hendthi are some of his famous films, his latest movie was Chowka, released in the year 2017
- He is known for comedy films with a touch of sarcasm.
Twitter users also paid him tributes:
— Puneeth Rajkumar (@PuneethOfficial) January 18, 2018
Shocked and extremely saddened to hear about the passing on of Kashinath Sir.Praying that his soul finds peace.Strength, love and prayers for his family ????????
— Priyanka Upendra (@priyankauppi) January 18, 2018
I am so saddened to know about the demise of Kashinath sir.He was a kind & a learned man. RIP pic.twitter.com/617IT55dO7
— Ganesh (@Official_Ganesh) January 18, 2018
RIP #Kashinath sir
Thank you for making our childhood super fun. Multi-talented personality great actor, writer and director. May your soul Rest in Peace????????
— G!R! (@GirishAkash_B) January 18, 2018
Kashinath was big in 1980s and early 90s. Had talent. Hope he won't be remembered only for semi porn movies. #KashinatRIP
— DP SATISH (@dp_satish) January 18, 2018