Legendary actor Dr Rajkumar was a true ‘Cultural Ambassador’ of Karnataka and he embraced acting with utmost ease spreading love, affection and family values; all his 205 films have been acclaimed by Kannadigas and his contribution is unforgettable, remarked District Kannada Sahitya Parishat President Y D Rajanna.
He was speaking after inaugurating Raj Utsava 2016, a cultural evening programme to commemorate Dr Rajkumar’s 88th birth anniversary at Town Municipal Council (TMC) Ground organised under the joint auspices of Kannada Sahitya Parishat and R C N TV channel.
Hunsur Krishnamurthy from the Kannada film industry and D Devaraj Urs in politics have etched their names in the history of Hunsur as they are known across Karnataka, said Rajanna. Dr Rajkumar who has essayed the roles of a saint to a soldier, a sevak to a king; won the hearts of crores of Kannadigas, he added.
Former KaSaPa President Chandrashekar said that with 78 years of acting and singing, Dr Rajkumar toiled towards enriching Kannada language and upliftment of Kannadigas. “The people of Karnataka will never forget Dr Rajkumar.” Dr S Srikanth, Venkatesh, Akbar, Muniraju, Nagaraju and Devaiah were felicitated on the occasion for their services in their chosen field.
The cultural evening programme was presented by Mysuru Rangaswamy, Ravishankar, Srinivas, Manu, Somashekar, Boja, Shivu and Yashodapura Venkatesh.
Samba Sadashivaswamy of Madahalli Mutt, KaSaPa president Navin Rai, former taluk presidents V P Sainath, S Jayaramu, Nanjamma, S Umapathy, H R Siddegowda, Jouranlists’ Association President K Krishna, Cable Operators’ Association President Nagaraju, former president Jyothikumar, Mahesh, Lokesh, Somashekar, Puttashetty and A R Sudhamani were present.