How does a Ring doorbell work? A native of Chitradurga, HG Somashekar Rao discovered his passion for acting and theatre in the 1960s during his days as an employee of Canara Bank in Mysore. It was reported that while he was on his way to a private hospital for regular treatment, he suffered a massive heart attack. All interested editors are invited to join the project and contribute to the discussion. Somashekara Rao, popularly known as Somanna, breathed his last on Tuesday at a private hospital due to age related health issues. Theatre and film actor HG Somashekar Rao passed away on Tuesday in Bengaluru following a heart attack. Following which he appeared in more than 60 movies during his career spanning about five decades. Somanna, who was also popularly known as 'HGS' to his contemporaries, had authored around 25 books, including books like 'Somannana Stockninda' and 'Innobarannu Ariyuva Bage'. He not only earned accolades for his serious roles, but also made a mark in the comedy genre. Somashekar made his big screen debut with 1975 Kannada film Geejagana Goodu. 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Somanna is survived by his wife and two children. KTM 250 Adventure: What else can you buy? Om Shanthi(sic). His younger brother and veteran film actor, Dattanna, had passed away just a week ago and his younger sister had also died about a month ago. Odisha IFS officer in Vigilance net over huge unaccounted wealth, Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article, మన రాష్ట్రాలు, మన సినిమాలు, మన వార్తలు తెలుగులో. Jump to navigation Jump to search. History Says See You Later, HG Somashekar Rao is the elder brother of HG Dattatreya, two-time National Award-winning actor and one of the titans of Karnataka’s theatre scene. According to reports, he complained of chest pain at his residence in Srinagar area. The actor was known for films like Kaamana Billu (1983), 27 Mavalli Circle (1986), Harakeya Kuri (1992), Mithileya Seeteyaru (1988), Minchina Ota (1981) and Accident (1984). KTM 250 Adventure: What else can you buy? A native of Chitradurga, HG Somashekar Rao discovered his passion for acting and theatre in the 1960s during his days as an employee of Canara Bank in Mysore. (Photo: Mayura News/YouTube). He was 86. He has served in the capacity of both the principal and the chairman of Abhinaya Taranga, a famous theatre school. And he continued to pursue his passion even after moving to Bengaluru.