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20 July 2019

Silence Of The Sea

Sri MGR Year 102, 20th July, Saturday

Our beloved leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR did not spoken much but his deeds speaks volume.

A two day seminar was held on 13.06.2019 by International Institute of Tamil Studies, situated at Taramani, Chennai. The seminar is about "MGR's Contribution to Arts, Culture, Language and Community" On behalf of  Puratchi Thalaivar MGR's Arts and Sociology advancement study seat the seminar was conducted. 

Former State Finance Minister C.Ponnaian gave the inaugural address. He eulogised our Puratchi Thalaivar MGR in his speech, he further said about MGR's contribution and helping hand in Language Struggle and also to DMK etc. 

Along with a book publication several research papers were submitted on the subject of MGR such as "முதல் அமர்வில் பேரா. க. இளமதி சானகிராமன் அவர்கள் தலைமையில் “மக்கள் மனத்தில் நின்றவர் செயலால் வென்றவர்” எனும் தலைப்பில் பேரா. ப. சிவராசு, “டாக்டர் எம்.ஜி.ஆரின் பன்முக ஆளுமை” எனும் தலைப்பில் பேரா. ஜெ. தேவி, “தமிழ் வளர்ச்சிக்கு, எம்.ஜி.ஆரின் பங்களிப்பு” எனும் தலைப்பில் பேரா. மு. பாண்டி ஆகியோரும் இரண்டாவது அமர்வில் பேரா. மு. பாண்டி அவர்கள் தலைமையில், “எம்மனத்தார்க்கும் பொன்மனச் செம்மல்” எனும் தலைப்பில் முனைவர் கோ. விசயராகவன், “பண்பாட்டுச்சிகரம் எம்.ஜி.ஆர்” எனும் தலைப்பில் முனைவர் க. இளமதி சானகிராமன், “மனிதப் புனிதர் எம்.ஜி.ஆர்” எனும் தலைப்பில் திரு. ஆவடிக் குமார் ஆகியோரும் மூன்றாவது அமர்வில் முனைவர் பெ. செல்வக்குமார் அவர்கள் தலைமையில் “அநீதியான வெப்ப மிகுதியை அகற்றிக் காத்திடும் நீதியாகிய மழை டாக்டர் எம்.ஜி.ஆர்.” எனும் தலைப்பில் முனைவர் செ. பாண்டியம்மாள், “எம்.ஜி.ஆர். திரைப்பாடல்களில் தமிழ்ப் பண்பாட்டு விழுமியங்கள்” எனும் தலைப்பில் முனைவர் ப. கிருஷ்ணமூர்த்தி, “மக்களின் கடவுள் எம்.ஜி.ஆர்” எனும் தலைப்பில் முனைவர் அ. ஜனர்த்தலி பேகம்"

22 June 2019

Film That Made Icons

Sri MGR Year 102, 22nd June, Saturday

Behind the Scenes and songs were shot in Jaipur. It was during the shooting of Adimai Penn that MGR was gifted a fur cap by the then Rajasthan Chief Minister Mohanlal Sukhadia. Over the years, MGR's cap along with the dark glasses, became a trademark feature of the actor. 

Since the bullet wound was still visible (MGR was shot by actor M.R.Radha at the former's residence in 1967), the makers decided to protect the sensitive area with a leather band, which ultimately became his makeover for the film. This turned to be a unique fashion statement, says director P.Vasu, whose father, Peethambaram, was MGR's personal make-up artist. More on Adimai Penn in the below article published by The Hindu dated 1st May 2019.

24 May 2019

An Emotional Moment

Sri MGR Year 102, 24th May, Friday

The fame of the Late M.G.Ramachandran goes beyond Tamil Nadu. His charisma as an actor led to a phenomenal political success. 

Recently his statue was opened in Malaysia and the person called upon to do it was K.P.Ramakrishnan, MGR's trusted lieutenant of 40 years. The statue was installed by MGR welfare House in Taiping. It is an association, which has been doing social service for the past many years. Unveiling the statue, KPR, who as the personal bodyguard was MGR's shadow, observed that he considered it an honour to be given opportunity. He recalled several anecdotes, which endeared the late MGR to thousands of followers.

The function was attended by celebrities in Malaysia and from the South India. An exhibition of photographs captured the attention of visitors. Artistes entertained the audience by dancing to some of the popular songs from MGR's films.

Above article is from Chennai Friday Review of The Hindu.

The article and some images from the function shared by K.P.Ramakrishnan's son R.Govindaraj are given below.

More detailed information of the function is written in Tamil by Govindaraj.

Thanks to Govindaraj for sharing this in our Puratchi Thalaivar MGR blog.

14 May 2019

Dr. Hande's Role

Sri MGR Year 102, 14th May, Tuesday

A tear jerker book on three-month critical period of MGR life in 1984. This book is a treasure trove of information pertaining to the treatment given to MGR in India and abroad.

Book Title "The Critical Years Of An Immortal Legend"

I was little astonished that how MGR's doctor did not took any steps from September 15th to October 4th on health issues that have arised during the function in Thanjavur, Dr. Hande has clearly stated that in the blood test the creatinine level is higher in Puratchi Thalaivar MGR blood on September 15th. In medical terms the urine should have high level of creatinine and blood should have low level, if blood test shows high level of creatinine it means the kidney is not functioning properly, it was a clear message that MGR's doctor should have checked his kidneys, unfortunately nothing was done. 

This book can be developed into a wed series so much info packed nicely. The author who was also the Health Minister in MGR's cabinet his role on timely intervention of assembling not only doctors but also engineers who gave crucial advice of how to make air travel of MGR safely are neatly given.
MGR fans will shed tears in couple of chapters for sure. In two chapters my eyes welled up and I was not able to continue my read. 

The help MGR has given to many took shape in helping him back when the situation was worse. Timely diagnostic help of Dr. Kanu from Japan his episode of single passenger flight through Singapore airlines, which I already know during my IATA studies are worth to mention.

In all Dr. Hande has beautifully recorded the extraordinary come back of the legendary MGR from his illness. A collector's edition, a must book for MGR fans.

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