Sri MGR Year 94, 4th December, Sunday
From a very modest beginning, MGR scaled the heights of popularity in Tamil Films and politics. With several mega hits under his belt, MGR’s popularity shifted over from reel to real when he became the darling of millions – as a politician, who empathised with the common man.
Having begun his political career as a member of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) he established the Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (ADMK) in 1972 and was elected the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu consecutively for a record three terms. MGR’s legacy continues to flourish through various orphanages, hospitals, schools and fan clubs associated with his name.
These are the opening words of the book written by Roopa Swaminathan titled M.G.Ramachandran Jewel of the Masses. The book was published by Rupa & Co. No.7/16, Ansari Road, Daryaganj, New Delhi 110 002. The book contains 80 pages and cost Rs.150/- with high resolution photos of MGR which is the highlight of the book.