The 74th birthday of Dada Saheb Phalke award winner was celebrated with pomp and gaiety at his residence and at the public function organised by Shivarajkumar sena Samathi at Poornapragna playground at Sadashivanagar in Bangalore on Wednesday morning.
The Karnataka Chief Minister S.M. Krishna and his wife Prema Krishna and Karnataka Pradesh Congress President Allam Veerabadrappa arrived at the residence of Dr. Rajkumar and wished the matinee idol on the occasion. Bangalore city police Commissioner H.T. Sangliana, Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce President Tallam Nanjunda Shetty, Thomas D’souza, Sa. Ra. Govind, Bhagwan were present at the residence. There was very tight security in and around of Dr. Rajkumar residence and also at the public function.
Dr. Rajkumar arrived at Poornapragna playground in Sadahivanagar and cut a huge cake of 74 KGs to match his age. The Balagangadaranatha Swamaji was present. Blood donation camp was also organised there. Dr. Rajkumar, Smt. Parvarthamma Rajkumar and sons lighted the lamp to mark the beginning of the celebration of icon’s birthday.
Sri Balagangadaranath Swamiji addressing the crowd after crowing a silver crown on the head of Dr.Rajkumar felt that Dr.Rajkumar deserves a diamond crown.
The fans thronged in large number patiently heard the anxious moment of Dr.Rajkumar address. I have grown up from your Ashirwad and did not expect so much of affection. Service to humanity is service to God. There is no parallel to this Service. Lord Hanumanth by rendering service to lord Sri Rama became Chiranjeevi. Dr.Rajkumar then sang a devotional song Sevakana Mado maruthi