Gajanur, Tamil Nadu
|Tamil Nadu||Tamil Nadu|
|• Other||Tamil Kannada|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
Gajanur is a village in Thalavadi taluk, Erode district of Tamil Nadu, India. It is also known as Dodda Gajanur. The village is located 4 km (2.5 mi) from the Karnataka–Tamil Nadu border, and is 1 km (0.62 mi) south of the town of Thalavadi. Most of roads are connected to Karnataka state.
Gajanur is the birthplace of Kannada matinee idol Dr. Rajkumar, who was kidnapped by Veerappan from his native house in Gajanur on 30 July 2000. The village abuts the Sathyamangalam Wildlife Sanctuary.
- "Verdict in Rajkumar abduction case on Sept. 25". The Hindu. 18 September 2018. Retrieved 12 January 2021.
- "When power star Puneeth visited Dr. Rajkumar's birthplace for a shoot". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 January 2021.
- "Gajanur villagers say lack of political will led to acquittal". Retrieved 12 January 2021.
- "Rajkumar kidnap, state intel had warned him a year before". 27 September 2018. Retrieved 12 January 2021.