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Actor’s death closes IT shops

Apr 14, 20061 min
Data Center

You thought the U.S. was celebrity crazy?

Fans of popular Indian actor Rajkumar went on a “rampage” earlier this week in Bangalore, demanding that IT shops be closed in tribute to the death of the 78-year-old star.

According to reports: “The facility of Microsoft Research Lab India Pvt. was stoned by fans of the actor, according to a lab spokeswoman.” Um, yeah, that may not have been in connection with Rajkumar…

Anyway, companies gave everyone yesterday (the day of Rajkumar’s funeral) off rather than face their wrath.

“We will be shut down tomorrow, because we are worried there may be trouble,” said a spokeswoman for software outsourcer Infosys Technologies Ltd.