One of the veteran financiers, producer and distributor D Kamalakar passed away on Wednesday in Bengaluru and his cremation was held in the afternoon.
D Kamalakar is an old horse. He was the man behind present day producers Soorappa Babu and RS Gowda to flourish. D Kamalakar a soft spoken personality hailing from Hubballi entered the cinema industry as co producer of films of SR Puttanna Kanagal. Films like Manasa Sarovara and Dharani Mandala Madhyadolage, Kamalakar invested with Srinath and Verghese in the past.
D Kamalakar, a financier of over 40 Kannada films came back after open heart surgery. In 2015 he came to the media meet of ‘Muththina Pallakki’ starring his son Ranadheera. MD Kaushik directed this film. For this film for the first time ‘Drone’ camera was used for the shooting.
D Kamalakar was financier for films such as Savathiya Neralu, Bandu Balaga, Soorappa, Kotigobba, Kadamba, Amma, Karulina Koogu and others.
Kannada Film Producers Association President DK Ramakrishna condoled the death of D Kamalakar.