The legendary actor, multi faceted personality, height of simplicity in his living S Shivaram alias Shivaramanna popularly known was remembered by bigwigs of Kannada cinema industry Dr Srinath, Dr JK Srinivasamurthy, Dr Sunder Raj, Jai Jagadish with professional actors Dr Kamini Rao, Dr Aravind Rao and others at Shukra auditorium on Wednesday afternoon.
For over 50 years of affinity with Shivaramanna it is Dr Kamini Rao famous doctor family organized the remembrance meet. Our family is dipped in sorrow with the passing away of Shivaramanna mentioned by the family members.
For last 50 years I knew Shivaramanna. When I was child acted in ‘Namma Makkalu’. For that Shivaramanna is man behind introducing me. He was part of all the programs in our family. I expressed my grief with my daughter in law Pooja after Shivaramanna passed away. There are so many good moments to share about Shivaramanna disclosed Dr Aravind Rao.
I am part of my film ‘Lagna Patrike’, Shivaramanna recommended. Shivaramanna recommended Shubha Mangala to Puttanna. He is like an elder brother, father, friend and everything said Dr Srinath.
He was Snehajeevi. Fond of reading and had more than 10000 books. I am also reader and he was happy with my reading habits. When I went to Mantralaya by walk, on return he came home and inquired about my health = such a humanitarian Shivaramanna stated veteran actor Srinivasamurthy.
What the cinema industry should do to pay tribute to Shivaramanna, it is done by Dr Kamini Rao family. Shivaramanna contribution to Kalavidara Sangha is huge. At least five minutes his body should have been brought to Kalavidhara Sangha felt senior actor, producer, director Jai Jagadeesh.
From the day I entered cinema Shivaramanna bondage began. In my first film he had also acted. Worked in Kalavidhara Sangha with him and Shivaramanna stood behind final rites of so many people who passed away in the past remembered Dr Sunder Raj.
Shivaramanna son Lakshmish remembered his father qualities. Aparna did anchoring for this event. Singer Jogi Sunitha delivered a few songs connecting Shivaramanna films.