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To commemorate Kannada superstar Rajkumar’s 88th Birth anniversary, Google honours him with Doodle

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Kannada Superstar Rajkumar's Google Doodle

Bengaluru April 24, 2017: To commemorate his 88th birth anniversary on Monday, Google honoured late Kannada superstar Rajkumar with a special doodle which features the veteran actor staring at audiences from a movie screen.

Born in 1929 as Ambrish Singanalluru Puttaswamayya Muthuraju, he was renamed Rajkumar for his on screen avatar.

With a career spanning over four decades and 200 films, he made his acting debut with 1954 Kannada film “Bedara Kannappaa”.

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He dedicated his career to Kannada cinema and was known for starring in lone Telugu film “Sri Kalahastiswara Mahatyam”, a remake of his debut film.

Some of his best films include “Ranadheera Kanteerava”, “Kaviratna Kalidasa”, “Jedara Bale” and “Gowri” among others.

He was also a very popular singer and has reportedly crooned nearly 300 songs.

Some of the films in which he crooned include “Sampathige Saval”, “Operation Diamond Racket”, “Jeeva Chaitra” and “Om”.

A recipient of Padma Bhushan and Dada Saheb Phalke Award, his sons Shivrajkumar and Puneeth Rajkumar are also popular Kannada actors. (IANS)

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Google Displays Colourful Doodle to Mark 70th R-Day

Observances last for four days, coming to a conclusion on January 29 with the Beating Retreat ceremony, featuring the bands of the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force

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Google on Saturday dedicated a colourful doodle marking the 70th Republic Day of India.
It recreated the celebrations depicting the iconic Republic Day Parade, representing various components of the country’s rich heritage, culture and history: environment, architecture, textiles, wildlife, monuments, and farming.
Designed by guest artist Reshidev RK, the doodle shows the sprawling Rashtrapati Bhawan in the backdrop of what appears to be a tableaux from various parts of the country.
There is the Qutab Minar, a peacock, the national bird, plentiful fields, farms and crop motifs depicting the nation’s overall agricultural base.
Republic Day in India, Wikimedia
An elephant-like structure rides the peacock tableaux. The doodle aptly depicts the famous parade floats that decorate the cities on the day throughout the nation — each representing a different component of India’s history: environment, architecture, textiles, wildlife, monuments, and farming.
January 26 marks the Purna Swaraj Day when the Constitution of India came into force in 1950, though it was adopted in 1949, the Google blog accompanying the doodle said.
On January 26, 1930, the Indian National Congress issued a bold resolution declaring complete freedom from the British Raj. From that point, it was only a matter of time before Independence Day, followed by full sovereignty.
Republic day
Glimpse of Republic Day’s parade.
Celebrations take place all across the nation, with the epicenter in the capital city of Delhi, where a parade runs along Rajpath near the President’s residence.
The tradition dates back to the morning of January 26, 1950, when thousands gathered to watch a simple yet grand ceremony at the Durbar Hall where the first President Dr Rajendra Prasad was sworn in.
Observances last for four days, coming to a conclusion on January 29 with the Beating Retreat ceremony, featuring the bands of the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force. (IANS)