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Somebody please explain to me what this is all about ?

Grief-stricken fans of thespian Rajkumar, who died on Wednesday, went on a rampage indulging in stone pelting and torched vehicles, forcing the police to use tear gas and canes to control the crowd Bangalore.

Pouring out their anger over delay in arrival of the mortal remains of the matinee idol at the Kanteerava Stadium, thousands of people who had gathered to get a glimpse of their “annavaru” (elder brother) turned unruly, raised slogans and pelted stones.

Fans of Rajkumar did not even spare the residence of their adored actor as they damaged the lawns and window panes in their attempt to gain entry to have a last glimpse of him.

Even as the ambulance carrying the body of Rajkumar reached his Sadashivanagar residence, thousands of his fans had already gathered there and the police personnel were struggling to control the milling crowd which turned berserk.

A crowd attempted to set on fire a petrol pump, but timely intervention of police prevented a major fire mishap, police said.

This is simply beyond belief. Adulation and hero-worshipping of actors in the southern part of India (and for Amitabh Bacchan) does tend to reach religious intensities. But is this any way of showing respect to the departed – that too when he died in a natural manner and at a ripe old age ?

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Written by BongoP'o'ndit

April 12, 2006 at 9:41 pm

Posted in India, Rants

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