Naming of Chakyar Rajan Marg  
- Padmaja Suresh, Bangalore 

March 4, 2009 
The Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation has named the road leading to Dharmishta Mithran's Aparakriya Centre, off Ghatkopar Mankhurd Link Road, near Chedda Nagar, Chembur as CHAKYAR RAJAN MARG, after my late father Chakyar Koothu exponent, KK Rajan, who was fondly known as Chakyar Rajan. The road naming function was held on Sunday 22nd February 2009 at 10:30am. This was followed by friends and well wishers of my father addressing the gathering between 11am and 12 noon and lunch. 
The road naming function of my dear departed father was most touching and memorable. In fact, the CHAKYAR RAJAN MARG was unveiled amidst a huge gathering of friends, relatives, fans and followers who felt that father continues to inspire everyone. The Marg leads to Dharmishta Mithran, a popular organization that takes up the significant last rites of people in traditional style and would now have its address with father's name. The final journey of many to Vaikuntha will be taken through a Marg, named after one who recited Narayana Naama continuously. His indomitable spirit will be extolled this way.  

A bus stop is coming up there too and the Corporator said that it is incredible that father's name was accepted so soon although there are several applications of local Mumbaikars piled up in files for years! This happened with simple and straight procedures only! 

All Krishna-Arpanam.... 

Bharatanatyam dancer Padmaja Suresh is director of Kalpataru Kalavihar.