The screen idol of Karnataka and affectionately known as ‘Rajanna’ left us on 12th April 2006 and the ceremony on this day is April 12 is held all over Karnataka.
This year’s ceremony function was held at the residence of Dr Rajakumar’s first son Shivarajakumar. Thousands assembled at the Nagavara residence of Shivarajakumar and had lunch in the afternoon. The special room that Shivanna constructed for his father Rajanna at Nagavara residence was a place for offering prayers. The silver statue of Dr Rajakumar was placed at this residence on this occasion.
In the morning three sons, daughters, Smt Parvathamma Rajakumar, daughter in laws, grand children of Dr Rajakumar visited the Samadhi and offered prayers plus they kept the ‘Ede’ (food items offering). The function took place for more than one hour. It is at this place Kanteerava studios chairman Girish Mattannavar visited the spot of Dr Rajakumar Samadhi.
For sumptuous lunch offered at three pandals thousands had triple sweets and 25 other varieties. Prof Baraguru Ramachandrappa, KCN Chandrasekhar, Jaggesh, Rockline Venkatesh, Sa Ra Govindu, SV Babu, Madhusoodhan Reddy, Shivamani, Prem, Rangayana Raghu, Ajay and others from the industry visited the residence of Shivarajakumar.
Come April 24th Puneeth Rajakumar is making all preparations to release the book on his father Dr Rajakumar – the legend in English.
Huttidare Kannada Nadalli Huttabeku….said Dr Rajakumar. Please take birth once again in this state is what we could immensely pray.