Demolition of R K Narayan`s house stopped

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 18:59

Mysore: The demolition work of late author R
K Narayan`s house here for making way for a multi-storeyed
apartment has been temporarily stopped by the city
corporation.

"We have stopped the demolition for the time being,"
Corporation Commissioner K S Raykar said.
The house in Yadavagiri, built by Narayan in the early
50s when he wanted to move away from his residence at
Laxmipuram, is being razed to make way for the apartment. Its
ceiling has been partially demolished.

Narayan, regarded as one of the greatest Indian novelist,
lived in this 100 x 120 ft structure from 1950 till he moved
to Chennai in the 1990s due to ill health.
The reclusive writer penned his masterpieces from the
oval shaped `bay-room` with massive windows that gave full
view to the inspiring greenery outside.

Joint Director of the MCC`s Town Planning Wing
Chowdegowda visited the spot yesterday on Raykar`s orders and
directed the contractor to stop demolition till further
orders.

A group of writers who visited the house during a seminar
held on his birth centenary in October 2006 had suggested it
be converted to a museum, but nothing has come of it.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 18:59

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