Well known Producer, Distributor and Exhibitor M Bhaktavatsalam is no more. He breathed his last at a private hospital. He was the recipient of Dr Rajkumar Award, 2012, for Lifetime Achievement.
Bhaktavatsalam was running the Minerva and Lavanya Theater in Bengaluru and at Mysore Lakshmi theater. In 1971 He produced Sampoorna Ramayana and Kanneshwara Rama directed by MS Sathyu starring Ananthnag, BV Karanth, Amul Palekar, Shabana Ajmi. this movie became national news.
Mr M Bhaktavatsala, was president of the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) for seven years, the youngest president of the Film Federation of India and two-time president of the South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce, he has held various senior posts in the industry.
Chitraloka mourn the death of legend.