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28 June 2015

Pongal Festival

Sri MGR Year 98, 28th June, Sunday

Below is an article published in Dinamalar issue dated 14.1.2013 written by R.Govindaraj remembering the Pongal festival, the only festival that our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR celebrated. 

MGR on behalf of MGR Nadaga Mandram and stunt group celebrated Pongal festival every year from 1953. Chief Guests attended the function, for the first year Director K.Subramaniyam presided the function. MGR’s bodyguard K.P.Ramakrishnan who worked with our beloved Leader MGR remembers the celebration. 

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The scanned page of Dinamalar, click the above image to enlarge. 

New dress with currency will be given to everybody, MGR and his family also wears the same dress during the function. MGR’s wife Sadhanandavathi who was ill also took part.
 
Below is the photo forwarded by R.Govindaraj to share with our MGR blog. I thank him for forwarding such a treasure. 

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Numbered are: 1 Kamatchi Nathan (M.N.Nambiyar’s henchman in the movie Ayirathil Oruvan) 2. Gundumani 3. Madakulam Dharmalingam, to the left of him is Thirupathisamy. Place is MGR’s house,Royapettah now it is ADMK Party Head office, taken in the year 1955, pongal festival.

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