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Bhoothayyana Maga Ayyu producer Chandulal Jain passes away

By: By: Shekhar H Hooli
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Popular Kannada film producer Chandulal Jain, who has contributed hit movies like Bhoothayyana Maga Ayyu, Bhaktha Siriyal, Thabbali Ninade Magane, Godhooli, Veerapan, Gangavva Gangamai, Hemavathi, Praya Praya Praya and Bethale Pooje, has passed away at 9.45 am on December 17 2009. He was survived by his wife Leela and sons Rajkumar and Rohith.

Earlier this year, Chandulal Jain had celebrated his 74th birthday along with his 50th marriage anniversary in January. He had expressed his dream of producing a movie called Videshi on the occasion. He was very dedicated to Kannada film industry. Even Dr. Rajkumar was surprised at his love for Kannada Cinema and had given his call-sheet to him for the hit movie Thaayi Devaru.

The producer believed in the principle 'simple living and high thinking". Even though he had produced big Kannada movies, he never thought of construct a house for himself. Once, producer Parvathamma Rajkumar had requested BDA to give him a site. Chandulal never liked luxurious life. His only hobby was playing cards. That doesn"t mean that he was a gambler. It was his entertainment and he used to keep Rs. 10 as bet.

Mourning his death, producer Sa.Ra. Govindu said, “Chandulal's death is an unbearable loss to the industry." Another producer KCN Chandrashekhar said, "Jain's death has created a big void in the industry." Now Kannada film industry has lost such a genuine producer. We at Oneindia wish may his soul rest in peace and may god give power to his family to bear his loss.

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