A year has passed since Dr. Rajkumar died but he still lives in
the minds of the people. His statue was unveiled at Kempegowda
Circle on April 24, his 79th birth anniversary being organized by
Akhila Karnataka Raj Kumar Abhimanigala Sangam (AKARS).
Many dignitaries, including Karnataka Chief Minister H D
Kumaraswamy, MLA Dinesh Gunda Rao, Dr. Bhujanga Shetty, CEO of
Narayana Nethralaya and other attended the function. The Chief
Mininter said he would talk with his cabinet on declaring the
thespian's birthday as state holiday. He also added that works on
Raj's memorial at Kanteerava studio would take off soon, as its
design has been finalized.