Based on the works of cartoonist R K Laxman , Malgudi Days is the program of 80s with the theme of a boy Swami and his friends , who despises school and roams around the streets of Malgudi. It was thoroughly enjoyed by kids .
This program used to have telecast on Doordarshan. Subsequently, it had a re-telecast on Sony Entertainment Television, and MAA Television in Telugu. This series was shot entirely near Agumbe in Shimoga District, Karnataka.
In the series , Manjunath Nayaker played the role of Swami , which was much loved character of the series. Later, Manju worked in many Kannada movies and was also seen playing the young Vijay Deenanath Chauhan in Amitabh Bachchan’s ‘Agneepath’.
Manjunath revealed in an interview about his education and work. After working in a few films, he completed his education and worked for an IT firm for 14 years. He is happily married today and has a 5-year old son too. Swami, now works for himself as a consultant in Public Relations.
Let’s have a look at some of his pictures :