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Ambareesh in October 2006

Malavalli Huchche Gowda Amarnath (29 May 1952 – 24 November 2018) known by his screen name Ambareesh, was an Indian actor and politician. He was known for his Bollywood movie roles in Naagarahaavu and in Paduvaaralli Pandavaru. He was known as Mandayada Gandu (English: Man of Mandya).[1] He was born in Doddarasinakere, Karnataka.

In his political career, Ambareesh, a member of the Indian National Congress, was elected to the Lok Sabha in 1998 and retired in 2009. He also was India's Minister of Information and Broadcasting from 2006 to 2007 when Manmohan Singh was Prime Minister.

Ambareesh died on 24 November 2018 at a Bangalore hospital from a heart attack at the age of 66.[2]

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  1. "'Mandyada Gandu' gets rousing welcome". The Hindu. 13 April 2013.
  2. "Kannada actor, former Union minister Ambareesh dies in Bengaluru hospital". The Times of India. 25 November 2018. Retrieved 25 November 2018.

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