Mangalore, Dec 7, 2014: Tallest building in the city ’Inland Windsors’, at Maryhill here was witness to an amazing scene as ’Monkey Man’ Jyothiraj climbed the building on his hands and feet, much to the delight of all who flocked to watch him.
Jyothi Raj (better known as Kothi Raj), who hails from Chitradurga, is known for scaling building walls, on Sunday December 7, displayed his amazing skills by climbing 80 mts high, 24-floor skyscraper in just 15 minutes.
He hoisted the Karnataka flag after climbing the building with a safety rope and said "this was the tallest building I have ever climbed in my life.
The promoter of the Inland Windsor Mr. Siraj Ahmed said "Kothi Raja wanted to climb the building without any safety rope, but on my part, I did not want him to risk his life. So I requested him to use the safety rope,". Later he felicitated Kothi Raja and announced a grant of Rs one lac for Kothi Raj’s training academy in Chitradurga.
Earlier, in September 2012, he had left police in a daze when he scaled the 10-storey Shalini Enclave on PVS Kalakunj Road. Then the monkey man was on his way to Udupi on invitation of huli veshadhari’ Ashok Kadabettu to perform acrobatics at Udupi Nehru Maidan. His attempt to climb the PVS Building here did not take place as the building authorities denied permission.
Raj is famous for scaling the Chitradurga Fort without safety harnesses and also the only person to scaled 830-foot Jog falls from bottom up against the flow of water.