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President, PM condole Rajkumar's death

The actor died in Bangalore on Wednesday of cardiac arrest while he was being rushed to hospital after complaining of chest pain. He was 77.

india Updated: Apr 13, 2006 02:52 IST

President APJ Abdul Kalam and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh have condoled the death of Kannada cinema icon Rajkumar, describing him as a distinguished and versatile actor whose achievements would be long remembered.

In a message to the actor's wife Parvathamma, Kalam said that Rajkumar "will always be remembered for his everlasting contributions to the film industry".

In a separate message, the Prime Minister said Rajkumar was a versatile personality who had enthralled the nation with his histrionic talents and his mellifluous voice for more than five decades.

Rajkumar died in Bangalore on Wednesday of cardiac arrest while he was being rushed to hospital after complaining of chest pain. He was 77.