G.V.Iyer Is No More
renowned film producer-director G.V.Iyer, 86, died on December 21 evening
at 5-30 p.m. in Mumbai. The producer of renowned films like 'Sankaracharya'
in Sanskrit had gone to Mumbai, three days ago, to finalise the hero for
his forthcoming venture based on Bana Bhatta's Sanskrit work, Kadambari.
He had finalised almost all arrangements to launch his latest venture after
his return to Bangalore on December 21 or 22. The last rites will take place
at his Bharadhwaja Ashrama, near Dodda Aladamara, on the outskirts of Bangalore,
near Kengeri tomorrow. His body is being from Mumbai on December 22.
Starting as a stage worker and stage artiste, the Nanjangud-born veteran actor and producer had achieved international acclaim through his classic works of celluloid, which had also brought him fame and awards. Iyer is survived by son, Raghavendra. He was born at Nanjangud, the famous pilgrim centre near Mysore, in September 1917. He started his career as a stage artiste in 'Sadarame' drama in Mysore and later worked in the film field, starting his career as a poster writer and carpenter. He had acted with several veteran actors both on stage and in the film field. He had brought to the film field many film heroes, including Dr.Rajkumar.
Karnataka Chief Minister S.M.Krishna and matinee idol Dr. Rajkumar have condoled G.V.Iyer's death.