HIGHLIGHTS According to family sources, the flamboyant actor collapsed in his house at around 5pm and was rushed to the hospital. Doctors declared him dead at around 10.50pm. Ambareesh had not been keeping well for the past few years and was frequently hospitalized.

Bengaluru: Kannada actor and politician Ambareesh has passed away here at a private hospital due to cardiac arrest, sources have said. He was 66.
A former Union minister, Ambareesh was rushed to the hospital after he complained of breathing trouble and passed away on Saturday night, officials at the hospital said.
“Ambareesh was brought to hospital around 9 pm and he passed away because of cardiac arrest,” Vikram Hospital officials told TBT, NNA and DIGITAL NEWS INFO.

According to the hospital spokesman, Ambareesh was found unresponsive at his residence and the resuscitation efforts were initiated there and continued en route while he was shifted to the hospital.
“Despite all aggressive resuscitation efforts, he could not be revived and was declared deceased at 2215 hrs,” the spokesman added.
Ambareesh, a three-time Lok Sabha member and also a former State minister, is survived by actress Sumalatha and son Abishek.
Born as Malavalli Huchche Gowda Amarnath on May 29, 1952, Ambareesh popularly known as a “rebel star” has acted in over 200 films in a more than four-decade long movie career with a fan following of his own at the peak of his popularity.
Ambareesh had not been keeping well in recent years and was hospitalised frequently. In 2014, he was shifted to the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore.
Entering the movie world through film “Nagarahavu” (king cobra), directed by veteran late Puttanna Kannagal in 1972, Ambareesh had carved a niche for himself in the Kannada film industry, particularly as an “angry” man, earning the title “rebel star”.
Beginning his film career in antagonistic roles, he later emerged on his own to become a hero.
Ambareesh also had a successful career in politics having been an MLA, a Lok Sabha member and a former minister at the state and central levels.
He was in the Janata Dal, the JDS and the Congress in his political career that took a hit when he was asked to resign as minister for housing during the previous Siddaramaiah government.
Ambareesh had served as the Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting from 2006-2007 under former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh but had quit the post over the issue of formation of the Cauvery water dispute tribunal.
He has won several state government film awards and was bestowed with the honorary doctorate by the Dharwad University.
As the news of his death spread, several political leaders including Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy and a host of film personalities visited Vikram Hospital.
A large number of emotional fans and followers also descended at the hospital with some saying that they became “orphans” without their “Ambareesh Anna”.
Expressing shock over the demise, Kumaraswamy said Ambaresh’s death “an era of love and affection in Kannada fim industry has ended”.
“He was a rebel who was loved by all. He has carved a unique place in both politics and films,” said Kumaraswamy, who himself is a film producer.
Ambreesh had spoken to a couple of Kannada news channels earlier on Saturday, expressing shock and grief over a bus mishap in Mandya, his home district, in which 30 people were killed.
Speaking to reporters after visiting the hospital, Kumaraswamy said, the state government has decided to observe a three-day state mourning as a mark of respect for Ambareesh whose funeral would be held with full state honour.
Calling Ambareesh “Ajatashatru”, the Chief Minister appealed to his fans to maintain calm and extend cooperation so that no hindrance is caused to public at large and the funeral related formalities happen peacefully.
“I can understand your pain, tomorrow morning around 7:30 or 8 his body will be kept at Kanteerava Stadium for paying last respects,” he said.
Recalling Ambreesh’s bonding with Mandya and Mysuru region, Kumaraswamy said special buses will be arranged from there for his fans and friends to pay their last respects here in Bengaluru.
Ambareesh was often referred to as “Mandya da Gandu” (Man of Mandya).
“We have to build a memorial for him here. Keeping this in view the family has decided to perform his last rites in Bengaluru,” Kumaraswamy said while noting his contribution to state, films and politics.

View image on Twitter CM of Karnataka- H.D Kumara Swamy. ✔ @CMofKarnataka With a heavy heart visited the hospital and met the grieving family members of my dear friend rebel star #Ambareesh. In consultation with the family, I have instructed to make arrangements for the public and fans to pay last respects to the departed leader at Kanteerava Stadium. 458 12:43 AM – Nov 25, 2018 89 people are talking about this Twitter Ads info and privacy
Ambareesh, in his film career spanning over four decades, has acted in more than 200 films. He started his career as a villain and graduated to one of the most popular heroes of Kannada films.
NEWS HIGHLIGHTS: Kannada film star, Rebel star and former minister Ambarish (66) He was admitted to Vikram Hospital on Saturday with severe respiratory problems and chest pain. He died last night at around 10.15 pm. Ambareesh’s body was honored at the Artists’ Association at Chamarajpet. Then the body of the Parthi is brought to Kanteerava Stadium. The whole day on Sunday, the Parthiva body is being put on the public end. A special transport bus is arranged from Mandya district to arrive at the final destination. Around 2,000 police have been deployed at the stadium.
Fans have already gathered near the stadium. Producer Rockline Venkatesh, who was hanging at his residence with Bhama Haresh, was discharged at around 5 pm on Saturday evening at 4.30 pm. Family members and dear ones immediately took him to Vikram Hospital. Dr. Satish and team started treating emergency care unit but died around 10.50 pm. Amarish’s funeral will be held at Kanteerava Studio on Monday, Chief Minister Kumaraswamy said. Rajkumar Samadhi memorial at Kanteerava studio will be cremated with all government honors. He also discussed with the family members and suggested that action was taken. The death of Mandya’s son Ambarish has caused a lot of sadness in the Mandya district.
The death of Ambarish after the bus tragedy in Mandya on Saturday morning gave Mandya another shock. Ambarish’s last breath was a drowning of millions of fans in tears, as actor, politician, kudugai donor, and everyone who had won the mind of everyone. Ambareesh Death: Ambarish Died to a villain from a villain Ambarish Died: Bull Bull did not talk yet, Ambarish was born on May 29, 1952, after Amarnath’s birth. Ambarish, the grandson of the famed violinist violinist Patil Choudhya, went upstairs. Speaking after receiving Amarish’s final appearance, Chief Minister HD Deve Gowda said, Kumaraswamy, I lost my favorite friend. Today is a bad day for me. Ambarish died in the evening just after the tragedy in Mandya. The people will be given a final vision at Kanteerava Stadium on Sunday morning, he said. View image on Twitter CM of Karnataka ✔ @CMofKarnataka with a heavy heart visited the hospital and my family friend of my family is aambareesh. In consultation with the family, I have instructed to make arrangements for the public and fans to pay last respects to the departed leader at Kanteerava Stadium. 458 12:43 AM – Nov 25, 2018 89 People are talking about this Twitter Ads info and privacy Three days have been announced in the state.
Funeral will be held with all government honors. Family members discuss the funeral at Bangalore. This action will be taken. Kumaraswamy said that Ambarish has been instrumental in setting up an additional bus service to facilitate the final appearance of the Mandya district. Ambarish is the star of the Kannada film industry. The trio of Dr. Rajkumar, Dr. Kannada cinema is really poor due to the death of Vishnuvardhan and Ambarish. Raj Vishnu Amby Kannada Film Industry Not only did Ambarish die in the Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam languages of all languages, but the Indian film industry has lost a lot of people. The nightly JP from Vikram Hospital.
The body of a resident of the city was taken. Family sources have said that the public will be given a final look at the morning. Ambarish, who has had his own feelings and feelings, has been in the health of the past few days. CM HD Kumaraswamy, Minister George, filmmaker Puneeth Rajkumar, Yash and others have met. Ambarish, popularly known as Mandya’s son, was called by the supporters of Anna. The fans have gathered around the hospital as they know about Amberish’s death. The service he submitted as Minister of State and Union as Members of Parliament was memorable. Not only in films but also in popular real life, The rich peasant peasantry is infinite. Ambarish, who was also a friend and donor, also made his home in Karna’s own way of learning to respond to the difficulties of artists.
Ambarish’s political career was MP from 1998 to 1999, 1999 to 2004 and from 2004 to 2009. Minister of State for Public Affairs from 2006 to 2008. However, Ambareesh resigned as Union Minister after the Cauvery dispute in 2008. State Housing Minister Ambarish, who was elected to the state assembly in 2013, first served as the Home Minister. Then he had to resign. However, he did not contest the 2015 assembly elections.

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