There were rumours doing rounds that Jnanapith Awardee Girish Karnad had met with accident and his condition was critical. But those reports have now turned out to be false.
It was speculated that Girish Karnad had met with accident in Goa and he suffered severe injuries. A few photos from the accident scene were doing rounds on social media sites and the injured man apparently is a lookalike of Karnad which paved way for the rumours. But sources have now told us that there is no truth in the reports.
"There have been rumors with pictures, circulating since afternoon that Mr Girish Karnad met with an accident. Nothing like that has happened. It is false and absolutely baseless. Please ignore it," filmmaker and theatre personality KM Chaitanya confirmed the news and posted on Facebook.
These hoaxes are a new trend on social media these days and people often fall prey to the fake news. Many celebrities in India have become victims of such hoax.
Seventy eight-year-old Girish Karnad is a multifaceted personality, who is a recipient of the 1998 Jnanpith Award. He is a playwright, who has also acted in movies in different languages, but predominantly in Kannada.