It is after three years of demise of Dr.Rajakumar the small progress for the memorial is actually seen at the 2.5 acres land at Kanteerava Studios where Dr.Rajakumar Samadhi is situated.
On the 2.5 acres land that values nearly Rs.15 crores the ‘Dr.Rajakumar Memorial’ at a cost of Rs.10 crores is coming up according to the sources.
To know the progress of the ‘Dr.Rajakumar Memorial’ we caught up with Puneeth Rajakumar and some other at Kanteerava studios. We have the best architect Mr Ganesh working on now says Puneeth Rajakumar. The memorial work is never ending progressive work says Puneeth Rajakumar. The fountains, garden, lawns, theatre, museum, library etc would take a certain shape in one year time from now says Puneeth Rajakumar.
After the foundation stone laid by Karnataka chief Minister B.S.Yediyurappa on 12th November, 2008 three months there was no progress. After that the architect Mr Ganesh erected the compound wall and the first work that was taken up was the 50x15 feet path to reach Dr.Rajakumar Samadhi. (The Samadhi is now covered with while marble and it has an asbestos sheet on top with some lighting facility) This path is a cement structure now and later it will have marvelous tiles. On both the sides of this stretch to the reach of actual place of ‘Dr.Rajakumar Samadhi’ fountains have been planned and this place is now filled with water.
The strenuous work now in progress is related to erection of pillars. Mr Murthy who hails from Tamil Nadu who has built pillars to nearly five temples in Bangalore and to ‘Vikasa Soudha’ is working day and night with 16 persons.
According to Murthy there will be 10 pillars – five each next to the fountains on both the sides. There will be very mild music coming out from this fountain that is very soothing to the ears.
Mr Shivaraj is the main contractor for stone pillars that is coming up at this place. The work has begun three months ago and it requires three more months for erection of pillars says Murthy who is supervising the work.
After the pillars there will be garden and huge lawns on the two sides. Just on the opposite right side of ‘Dr.Rajakumar Samadhi’ will be an open air theatre where the work has already begun. The digging of soil for this has been completed and cement blocks have gone inside the dug up soil. Just adjacent to this the Prasad Recording theatre is situated. It is at this place the theatre plays should continuously take place is the wish of Dr.Rajakumar family members. Dr.Rajakumar hails from Ranga Bhoomi and special prominence is given to this place disclosed Puneeth Rajakumar showing the work in progress.
On the left side is the museum and library with latest gadgets and up to date style is thought of says Puneeth Rajakumar. On the most important coverage of Dr.Rajakumar Samadhi he says the natural ventilation pass in and no tomb will be built. In case of rain the top portion of Dr.Rajakumar Samadhi will automatically close to stop rain water coming inside.