Bengaluru: Veteran Kannada actor CH Lokanath passed away on Monday after suffering cardiac arrest. He was 91. He is survived by four daughters and a son.

According to reports, he breathed his last at around 12.10 am. Lokanath's mortal remains will be kept at Ravindra Kalakshetra, Bengaluru. Fans can pay last respects between 12 and 2.30 pm today.

Lokanath was in the Kannada film industry for nearly six decades and was affectionately addressed as ‘Uncle Lokanath’ by his fans. He had acted in over 600 movies and more than 1,000 plays.

He made his acting debut in Samskara in 1970. It was a national Award winning movie. In his close to six-decade career, he worked with most of the big names from Sandalwood that included the late actors Vishnuvardhan and Shankar Nag.

He became famous for his character as a cobbler in Bhootayyana Maga Ayyu. His iconic character is still remembered by his fans. The scene in which he drools over pickle in the film earned him the moniker 'Uppinakayi' (pickle).

His famous movies are Bhootayyana Maga Ayyu, Minchina Ota, Nagarahaavu, Nodi Swami Navidru Heege, Katha Sangama and Kittu Puttu. He also acted in Malgudi Days TV series.