Rebel star Ambareesh passed away on Saturday in Bengaluru's Vikram hospital at the age 66. He was admitted after suffering from a cardiac arrest. The actor's maiden name was Amaranath Hucchegowda, but while entering into the industry he was named as Ambareesh by the well-known director of Kannada movies, Late Puttanna Kanagal.

His most successful movies are Ranganayaki, Toni, Masanada Hoovu, Chakravyuha, Hrudaya Haditu, Olavina Udugore, Elu Suttina Kote, Rani Maharani, Mannina and Maga. In his life span, he acted in over 200 films. Despite having many offers from Tamil and Telugu film industry, the actor chose only to work with Kannada film industry. He had played major roles in Tamil films namely Priya, Thaimeethu, Sathiyam, Ethu Nejama, Arjun, Neethi Nermai Dharmam. His last movie was Ambi Ninge Vayassayto. His son Abhiskeh is also getting launched in Kannada film industry with Amar. Former PM H.D. Devegowda, CM HD Kumaraswamy and Smt. Chennamma paid their last respects to the actor.