Kannada film producer Lakshman cremated

Kannada film producer Lakshman cremated

 Lakshman leaves behind film director son Naganna and four daughters. The last rites were performed on Sunday. 
 
Lakshman was one of the producers of “Bangarada Manushya”, which ran for nearly four years in Bangalore and was declared the biggest hit during its release.

He started his life in the film industry as a manager at the then Bharat theatre in Bangalore which was known for screening only Kannada films for all 365 days in a year. He became closer to Kannada film superstar Raj Kumar and became a film producer in partnership with Gopal.

Some of the best films made by Lakshman and Gopal included “Bhale Huchcha”, “Bangarada Manushya”, “Bhagya Jyothi” and “Besuge”. Lakshman then went on to make films on his own including “Jimmy Gallu”, “Huli Hejje” and “Bandha Muktha”. “Bandha Muktha” was remade in Hindi with Amitabh Bachchan as the hero and was directed by K V Raju.

He served as the president of Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce for one term and president of the South Indian  Film Chamber of Commerce  for one term and an executive committee member of the Film Federation of India.

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