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Dr Rajkumar passed away on April 12 in Bangalore. He was 78.

In a career that spanned 45 years, Dr Raj, as he was fondly called, acted in 205 films, ranging from the mythological to social dramas. He was also a playback singer and won a National Award for the song Nadamaya from Jeevana Chaitra.

Staying away from politics and from acting in any non-Kannada films, Dr Rajkumar enjoyed the sort of popularity that could come only from immense talent and touching humility.

rediff pays tribute to Kannada cinema's Annavaru.

 • Eating dosa with Rajkumar
 • 'He brought Kannadigas together'
 • Revolutionising Kannada cinema
 • The Rajkumar phenomenon
 • The King of Kannada cinema

 • Five dead in Rajkumar rampage
 • Rajkumar's body laid to rest
 • Look: Crowd frenzy, lathicharge
 • Look: Bangalore pays last respects
 • President Kalam pays homage
 • Prime Minister expresses shock
 • 2-day mourning declared
 • Dr Rajkumar passes away

 • The abduction of Dr Rajkumar
 • Dr R on Veerappan's moustache
 • The return of Rajkumar
 • Reviewing Shabdavedi
 • Dr Rajkumar on Wikipedia

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