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.