The icon of Kannada cinema the ‘Sardar’ of acting and human nature Dr.Rajakumar had seen the Rs.1000 currency note just a month ago of his death for the first time! You don’t believe but it is truth says Raghavendra Rajakumar addressing at Samsa Rangamandira at the book release of Sundara Prakashana.
Someone had come to the house asking for my father and at that time Smt.Mangala Raghavendra Rajakumar was in the house. The stranger was hell bent on meeting Dr.Rajakumar and arrangement was made. Establishing his old contact with Rajanna he spoke at length. Later Dr Raj wanted to honor and give some money. Smt Mangala Raghavendra Rajakumar went inside and brought Rs.1000 note and handed it over to Rajanna. Suddenly without realizing it is Rs.1000 Dr.Raj said ‘Idenamma swlpa Jasti Hana Kodabardha’ andhru. Smt.Mangala Raghavendra Rajakumar explained that it is Rs.1000. Oh! 1000 rupayi Notu Yavaga bandhidhe antha Ascharya Pattaru! This was remembered by Raganna on Saturday evening.