Sad State of Masti's Grand Son


The government has offered medical assistance to renowned litterateur and Jnanpith awardee Masti Venkatesha Iyengar’s grandson, who was recently spotted in Kolar in a pitiable condition.

Energy minister Shobha Karandlaje directed officials to trace 53-year-old Chakrapani and rehabilitate him. A team headed by Kolar urban development authority chairman V Sriram and commissioner KS Nagaraja Gowda launched a frantic search for him and he was spotted near Chikkakadathur gate in Malur taluk on Wednesday afternoon. He was wandering along with his pet dog Raju.

He was later shifted to Victoria Hospital in Bangalore along with his pet dog after he insisted that the canine should accompany him.
Karandlaje spoke to Chakrapani before he was admitted to the hospital for treatment. “If the need arises we will shift him to Nimhans. “Government will do everything and if his condition improves we will provide him a suitable job,” the minister added.

Mavinakere Ranganath, president of Masti Trust, said: “Chakrapani is indeed the second grandson of the great Masti. But we don’t know how he landed in such a situation. It was a kind gesture on the part of the minister to extend help to Chakrapani.”