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Dr Rajkumar was a true ‘Cultural Ambassador’ of Karnataka: Y D Rajanna

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.

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