Boarding a train to Malgudi will soon become a reality for all the fans of the iconic television series ‘Malgudi Days’. The Arisamala railway station in Shivamogga district will soon be renamed as ‘Malgudi’ railway station.
During the eighties and nineties, countless were glued to their Television sets when the series was being played on Doordarshan. The now-iconic jingle of the series, created by L Vaidyanathan echoed in the households of many.
A ‘Malgudi days’ museum is also being constructed near the present railway station, which was featured as ‘Malgudi railway station’ in the series. Artist John Devaraj, who is in charge of the project, is making sure to leave no stone unturned to bring alive the fictional station of Malgudi. The project is being funded jointly South-Western railways and local Shivamogga Member of Parliament BY Raghavendra, son of Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa.