The Malgudi Express will chug along

Image: A cartoon of R K Narayan by his brother, R K Laxman.

A small platform with a banyan tree, a station master, and two trains a day, one coming and one going: the Malgudi station immortalised by R K Narayan.

Bibliophile Governor Chaturvedi has written to Lalu Prasad on considering naming the existing Chennai-Mysore Express as Malgudi Express in recognition of the late prolific writer.

It was only recently that Mysore denizens and bibliophiles realised there was no cenotaph for the great writer. The exercise has been galvanised by bloggers and RKN-philes congregating online and pushing for some form of concrete tribute.

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