Sandalwood actor Ambareesh (Ambarish/Ambrish) passed away following a heart attack late on Saturday and Twitter has been flooded with Ambi's rare pictures, videos, tributes and condolence messages.
Ambareesh, whose real name was Malavalli Huchche Gowda Amarnath, made his acting debut in Puttanna Kanagal's National Award winning film Naagarahaavu in 1972. He featured in over 200 movies in his career spanning four and half decades. He established himself as a lead rebellion actor in a number of commercially successful films and went on to become synonymous with the term rebel star.
He plunged into politics and became an MLA with the Congress party, contesting the assembly election of the Mandya constituency. He was also the Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting in the first United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government from 2006-2007 and a Parliament member from Mandya Lok Sabha constituency.
Ambareesh suffered a cardiac arrest on Saturday and was immediately rushed to a hospital in Bengaluru. But he breathed his last in the hospital. The news about his death came as rude shock to all fans and admirers. Many of them took to Twitter to express their shock over his demise.
Ever since the news broke, thousands of people of shared Ambareesh's rare, unseen pictures and condolences to his family. These have created a lot of buzz on Twitter. Here are some of them.
CM HD Kumaraswamy, in consultation with the family and the film industry, has announced that the last rights of the departed leader and film star #Ambareesh will be conducted near Dr Rajkumar Smaraka at Kanteerava Studio, Bengaluru, with state honours on Monday(26-11-2018). pic.twitter.com/1tHmTKtymU— CM of Karnataka (@CMofKarnataka) November 24, 2018
Probably The Last Function He Attended ??— PRK TRENDS FC™ (@FctmPrk) November 25, 2018
ಕನ್ನಡ ಚಿತ್ರರಂಗದ LEGEND REBEL Ambi Anna will always be in our hearts
KFI is a orphan now without these 3 gods #Ambareesh pic.twitter.com/FMWVKF7Pds pic.twitter.com/MXqUGTH9yQ
It's an end of a Golden Era !— Prajyot Mishra (@Prajyot_Mishra) November 25, 2018
His Heart, His Attitude, His Loyalty could never been matched by any of the successor to come. Godfather for many. Long Live. #RipAmbareesh #Ambareesh #RebelStar pic.twitter.com/CliEYx9AZ1
ಕುಚಿಕು ಗೆಳೆಯನ ಸೇರಿದ ದಿಗ್ಗಜ.— Kannada Trailers (@KannadaTrailers) November 25, 2018
ಸದಾ ನಮ್ಮ ಮನದಲ್ಲಿ ನೀವು ಅಮರರು.
ಕನ್ನಡ ಚಿತ್ರರಂಗವನ್ನು ಒಂದು ಕುಟುಂಬದಂತೆ ಮುನ್ನಡೆಸಿದ ಯಜಮಾನ ನಮ್ಮ ಹೃದಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಎಂದೆಂದಿಗೂ ಅಜರಾಮರ.
ಇದು ಕೇವಲ ಒಂದು ದೇಹದ ಅಂತ್ಯವಲ್ಲ, ಒಂದು ಯುಗದ ಅಂತ್ಯ.#Ambareesh pic.twitter.com/XzZYcqFiSy
Sad to hear a huse loss for our #sandalwood , one of the never forgettable legend our #Ambareesh sir was no more. #RipAmbareesh sir ??@KicchaSudeep @KSSS_Official_ @chitraloka @KSFA_Official @hanamant_cm @dasadarshan pic.twitter.com/8JxIgpXOZp— kiccha Raj (@hulagaraj) November 25, 2018
#Ambareesh RIP sir???— ❤@Fatima Thisama❤(?RADICAL?) (@ThisamaFathima) November 25, 2018
Evergreen 80's group is #Best_friends_forever ???
In this they losss #Ambareesh
Sir ?? we've lose the great human being?
May his soul rest in peace ?@realradikaa @realsarathkumar pic.twitter.com/O0RUcLWdZ0
Such good friends..— பீஷ்மா... (@ChoVial) November 25, 2018
Superstar Rajinikanth is one individual who has garnered the respect and friendship from everyone in the film industry & politics... ??
This is a sample.. #RipAmbareesh #Ambareesh ? pic.twitter.com/fnG3x9J7w3
Deeply shocked & saddened to hear about the untimely demise of actor-politician #Ambareesh. The Rebel Star's passing away has left a huge void in #Kannada cinema. May his soul Rest In Peace and pray that God gives strength to his family & friends in this hour of grief. pic.twitter.com/cGUUYskWMk— P C Mohan (@PCMohanMP) November 24, 2018
Ambi, Raghanna, Puneeth Will Help Curb cyber crime— Chitraloka.com (@chitraloka) November 16, 2018
ಸೈಬರ್ ಕ್ರೈಂ ಕಂಟ್ರೋಲ್ಗೆ ಅಂಬಿ, ಅಪ್ಪು, ರಾಘಣ್ಣhttps://t.co/MZ40hdprBf#Chitraloka @PuneethRajkumar #Ambareesh #RaghavendraRajkumar pic.twitter.com/4mhkUbhlaY
The twinkling stars from my birthday party?✨#Goldenstar @Official_Ganesh sir #Rebelstar #Ambareesh Uncle #GoldenQueen @ShilpaaGanesh Maam#AttitudeIcon @BhuvannPonannaa #KanasinaRani @RamuMalashree Maam#Musicalcouple #Gurukiran sir #pallavi dhi#PrettyQueen @priyankauppi Maam pic.twitter.com/nvPDZ239Of— Harshika Poonacha (@actressharshika) June 2, 2018