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Noted film producer Bhakthavatsala dies, CM condoles Bengaluru

He was 84. He died at his residence here yesterday, the family sources added. Bhakthavatsala was an officer in Hindustan Machine Tools (HMT) and later turned to films through distribution and managing theatres.


PTI Last Updated at 06 Aug 2018, 13:08 IST India

Noted film personality and former chairman of Indian Film Chamber of Commerce M Bhakthavatsala, known for producing critically acclaimed movies like 'Sandhyaraga' and 'Kanneshwara Rama', died due to age-related ailments, family sources said today.

He was 84. He died at his residence here yesterday, the family sources added. Bhakthavatsala was an officer in Hindustan Machine Tools (HMT) and later turned to films through distribution and managing theatres.

He produced Kannada films including 'Kanneshwara Rama', 'Sandhyaraga' and 'Samskara', which starred the legendary actor Rajkumar and 'Sampoorna Ramayana' among others. Bhakthavatsala served as president of Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce for seven years and was the only Kannadiga to chair the Indian Film Chamber of Commerce.

Condoling the death of the noted producer, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said the Kannada film industry had lost a great leader.

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