Renowned mimicry artist Hari Kishna who rose fame with his mark imitations right from the inception of Doordarshan passed away on Saturday. 57-year-old Kishan reportedly succumbed to cardiac arrest while the artist is suffering from the heart & kidney-related ailment and was on dialysis from the past few years.
Born on May 30th 1963 in Eluru, Hari Kishan started his career at the age of eight and garnered a reputation in his thirties. After getting due recognition domestically, Harikishan performed at scores of cultural events in the US and other countries. Across the globe, Hari Kishan hosted over 10,000 mimicry shows and had tried his hands on acting as well in a couple of movies.
Hari Kishan even rendered his services as a mimicry lecturer in Potti Sriramulu Telugu University for nearly 12 years. He achieved a World Record in Mimicry in March 2,000 by imitating 100 voices in one hour and was awarded the title of ‘Sata Kantha Dhvanyanukarana Dureena’. He survived by his wife and two sons.