Journalist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead at her home in Bengaluru by an unidentified person on Tuesday night.
Journalist Gauri Lankesh, who was was a fierce activist, was shot dead at her home in Bengaluru by an unidentified person on Tuesday night. Bollywood celebrities have used words like 'shocking', 'devastating' and 'disturbing' to define the unfortunate event and have condemned the death of senior Kannada journalist Gauri Lankesh. The stars not only condemned Ms Lankesh's murder, but also the unsolved murder of three other critics like M.M. Kalburgi, Govind Pansare and Narendra Dabholkar, who were also shot dead by unidentified men. Actress Shabana Azmi tweeted and wrote: "Gauri Lankesh shot dead outside her home. Shocking, devastating. Dabholkar, Pansare and Kalburgi culprits must be punished."
Actresses like Dia Mirza, Saiyami Kher, Richa Chadha and Sonam Kapoor also paid their condolences to Gauri Lankesh.
Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur tweeted and wrote: "To kill someone for their views is not Democracy, its beginnings of a Banana Republic, where violence speaks louder than words."
Farah Khan's husband Shirish Kunder wrote a powerful message that read : "When "intellectual" becomes an abuse, words are replied with bullets. RIP Gauri Lankesh."
Gauri Lankesh, 55, was the daughter of P Lankesh, a leading Kannada journalist who founded the Kannada weekly tabloid Lankesh Patrike. Ms Lankesh's siblings - Kavitha and Indrajit Lankesh are film and theatre personalities. She was well known for openly expressing her pro-Naxal and Leftist views.