Bengaluru. April 24.
Dr. Rajkumar was the greatest showman of Indian cinema. His natural approach and simplicity itself was his talent, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said.
He was speaking at the State Film Awards-2017 presentation function. Dr Rajkumar carved a niche for himself through his stellar performances in every genre of films from mythological to social themes, Bommai said.
Dr. Rajkumar is a legend, he has not left us. As Vivekananda has said, “death is not an end for achievers. They live on even after death.” Rajkumar will live on forever, Bommai said.
State government has announced ‘Karnataka Ratna’ award posthumously to Puneeth Rajkumar. A grand function to present the award would be organised soon, Bommai said.