Churumuri records with deep regret the passing away of the Kannada film legend, Dr Raj Kumar. He was 76. Dr Raj Kumar was many things to many people—actor, singer, yogi, titan—but he was above all a gentleman. Despite many blandishments from political parties, Dr Raj had the vision and foresight not to enter public life, thus preventing Karnataka from proceeding in the same direction as the other three Southern States which cannot distinguish between cinema and politics. Rest in Peace.