Film and theatre actor H.G. Somashekar Rao, 86, passed away at a hospital here on Tuesday. Son of a freedom fighter, he hailed from Chitradurga and was the elder brother of veteran actor H.G. Dattatreya (better known as Dattanna).It was reported that while he was on his way to a private hospital for regular treatment, he suffered a massive heart attack. Somanna is survived by his wife and two children. Somanna is best known for his acting  in Kannada films like ‘Accident’, ‘Mithileya Seeteyaru’, ‘Minchina Ota’, ‘Savithri’, ‘Harakeya Kuri’ and more.