The icon of Kannada cinema Dr Rajakumar wanted him to be burnt after death instead of burying in the ground – this was disclosed by his second son Raghavendra Rajakumar supporting why his father told like this when he was living especially after the death of his brother Varadappa.
When you put me inside the earth that portion is of no use. We cannot cultivate anything. We are farmers. So a particular piece of land should not go waste without cultivation is the explanation given to Raghavendra Rajakumar and his wife Smt Parvathamma Rajakumar.
The above issue cropped up at the audio release of home banner of Dr Rajakumar production house 78th film in 30 years that is ‘Jackie’ at Le Meredian.
Raghavendra Rajakumar explaining the advanced forethought of his father was reacting to a question why Dr Rajakumar Memorial is getting delayed.
Coming out sharply on the delay Raghavendra Rajakumar said ‘The government plans like bridges that concern crores of people life are delaying my father memorial getting delay is expected’. The people concern is first always my father was referring in conversations. ‘Do not bog down and ask for something from anyone. Whatever you can you do is what my father taught the children in the family’ Raghavendra Rajakumar stated.
The government itself given the land and it is taking time. We are ready to do the best for Dr Rajakumar memorial once the possession comes to us Raghavendra Rajakumar reiterated his stand.
My father donated the eyes after death and had he knew more about the usage of donating the body he would have definitely done so Raghavendra Rajakumar quips. Immediately checking the burning of the body as what his father wanted to happen it would have further added to fury of fans he adds.
Meanwhile the clothes my father won, his spectacles, the cot where he used to sleep and so many others have been preserved for the memorial informed Raghavendra Rajakumar.
When Dr Rajakumar was operated for his knee ailment he surprised everyone saying after death no one carry anything but I will carry something he baffled Raghavendra Rajakumar. Immediately the icon told to his son I will be taking this knee cap after death….he had laughed.