Master Hirannaiah, known as the pioneer in bridging social and political issues to professional theatre breathed his last in Bangalore on May 2. Aged 85, his plays and hard-hitting dialogues possessed irreplaceable relevance and enjoyed wide popularity. Master Hirannaiah, who hails from Mysore attained huge following as his play “Lanchavatara” began to feature satirical commentary on contemporary political scenarios since the late 1960s.
Hundreds including top politicians, cine stars and his followers attended the funeral held at his residence in Banashankari, Bangalore.
In a bizarre incident, at least 11 trains from Bangalore Division faced delays and operational issues on Wednesday (May 1) after signalling failed due to railway cables being robbed. This led to many passengers getting stranded at railway stations between Krishnarajapuram and Baiyappanahalli.
According to the Bangalore Division PRO’s office, new cables were laid to restore the services later during the evening. “Signalling failure began at 6.10 pm due to cable theft. We could restore services by 8.40 pm,” the office informed indianexpress.com
Meanwhile, the Bengaluru traffic police continued to fill deadly potholes in the city. The city traffic police have identified more than 350 deadly potholes, including flyovers in Bengaluru, and started pothole filling drive to avoid accidents.
As pre-monsoon rains made a cameo also as an after effect of Cyclone Fani, Bangalore city received an average rainfall of 152mm in the last two days. The city has been receiving thundershowers after which waterlogging, power disruption and traffic snarls have been reported from across the city affecting the lives of lakhs of Bangaloreans.
Meanwhile, Bangalore has moved up 10 spots to become the 11th best city in the world for startups, according to a recent ranking system. Bangalore has bypassed Tokyo, Paris and Hong Kong in the last year to achieve this fete in the list that features over 1000 cities from 100 countries.