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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 Doodles With Valentine’s Twist

A total of 2,925 athletes from 92 nations are taking part in PyeongChang 2018, which will also award a record number of 102 gold medals

The Doodle's reach was almost to all corners of the world except in some South American and North African nations. Wikimedia Commons

Google’s Snow Games Doodle on Day six came up with Valentine’s Day twist on Wednesday.

The search engine welcomed all those who were celebrating the day which is recognized as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love in many regions around the world.

“On this brrr-eezy day in PyeongChang, we’re joined by athletes from all over the world hoping to prove themselves best in class (or species),” Google said in its post as the Winter Games continued in the South Korean city.

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Following Magpie, the turtle on the ice, the Doodle gave a glimpse of the day’s “heartwarming action” of the day’s couples figure skating competitors, the Grebes, who showed us “just how powerful love can be”.

The two lovebirds have been skating together since they were chicks, but today they truly spread their wings, it said. Wikimedia Commons

“The Grebes must be flying high in the moment. They appear to be winging it, as one Grebe ducks under the other. The crowd’s got goosebumps – they’ve never seen anything so beautiful!”

“They all watch over the Grebes like hawks as the couple appears to be going for the never-before-seen wing-to-wing lift–will they make it?…

“Yes folks, it looks like these great Grebes grab glory today! Birds of a feather skate together, and these graceful Grebes have shown that two can be even better than one.”

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The Grebes are the sixth in a series of 17 doodles from the Snow Games series. On February 9, the doodle began with a sledding penguin, a skiing dog, and an ice-skating snake. Then came “Magpie” the turtle.

The PyeongChang Games, which started on Friday is reported to be the largest Winter Games and would continue till February 25.

A total of 2,925 athletes from 92 nations are taking part in PyeongChang 2018, which will also award a record number of 102 gold medals.

It is the first Winter Olympic Games to be hosted by South Korea, which also hosted the Summer Olympics in 1988. (IANS)

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