Churumuri special: The ultimate fan tribute to a life and a legend
It was around this time on April 12 last year that we lost the legendary actor Rajkumar. And the above pictures stay etched in my mind.
Since a couple of days, tributes have been pouring from all sides to Annavru. But for all his fans, Rajkumar will always stay alive through his films and songs. He was a wonderful human being and a great actor-singer. He acted and sang only to give joy to his fans. His films always depicted human values.
Since last week, I have been listening to Sri KS Narayanacharya’s lectures on Sampoorna Ramayana. Whenever he describes the qualities of Sri Rama, invariably Rajkumar’s picture comes to my mind. Such was his persona.
People have asked me: What has Rajkumar done to the society? I tell: Hasn’t he acted in so many wonderful movies and sung melodious songs? Don’t we see and hear them even today and enjoy? Isn’t it sufficient that he entertains crores of people even after his death?
Some people have written and spoken ill about Annavru in the aftermath of his death. I ask: Why didn’t they write or speak when Rajanna was alive? The only reason I can think of is that they did it to sell a few copies of their newspaper or to get a few audiences to the theatre.
Our elders always tell us: Never speak behind a person’s back. Never speak ill of someone, specially the dead. I totally condemn this act of talking ill of a dead person.
Remember: No person is perfect. I appreciate the fact that Rajkumar entertained his audiences with top class acting and melodious singing. And that is what matters to me.