Girish Raghunath Karnad

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Girish Raghunath Karnad (born 19 May 1938) is a contemporary writer, playwright, screenwriter, actor and movie director in Kannada, Hindi and English languages.

In November 2015, during celebrations marking the anniversary of 18th-century Muslim ruler Tipu Sultan's birth, Karnad stated that Bangalore International Airport should have been named after Tipu Sultan instead of Kempe Gowda. This created a furore among many people. Karnad apologised the following day.[1][2]

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  • "Karnataka Simmers Over Tipu Sultan Row, Girish Karnad Offers Apology". NDTV. 12 November 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • "Girish Karnad offers apology over remarks on Kempegowda". The Hindu. 12 November 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>