HG Soma Sekhar Rao noted actor, passed away yesterday in a private hospital. He was 86 and survived with his wife and two children. He was the son of freedom fighter Harihar Gundu Rao, Somanna hailed from Chitradurga district. His younger brother and veteran film actor, Dattanna, had passed away just a week ago and his younger sister had also died about a month ago. Kannada film industry is mourning on his death.