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30 December 2018

Free MGR E–Book For Download

Sri MGR Year 101, 30th December, Sunday

Puratchi Thalaivar MGR kindle book in Tamil language will be free download from 7th January 2019 from 7.00 AM, worldwide.

via GIPHY

This e-book can be read using smart phone, Tab, iPad, PC and Kindle reader and as well as app.

Title of the Book “இது தான் என் பதில்”

16 December 2018

My MGR Books In Kindle Edition

Sri MGR Year 101, 16th December, Sunday


Couple of years back when E Book started to take over the print books in sales I eagerly searched for MGR books. Then I came to know that not even one MGR book title is available in digital format.


MGR’s grandson MGCB Pradeep insisted that I should publish one book on Puratchi Thalaivar MGR in Amazon. And on his advise I published my blog posts into book, I have now published four books in digital format and also in print book, all are published by Amazon Asia Pacific Holdings Limited.


The digital edition that is Kindle edition is available to download in India and worldwide, the print book is only available in France, UK and US, can be ordered in India, the shipping charges is 10 times of the book cost and it will be imported to our country.


To read kindle edition books all you need is a smart phone or tablet with kindle app. or Kindle reader.


Below are the books that are available in Amazon website under free to read and paid version.


A Close Encounter With God


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From the blurb : A book for MGR fans, their psychological expression of seeing MGR in person.


Link : Amazon.in



Gardener A Memoir #1 (MGR Book No.1)


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From the blurb: First part of memorial account of M.G.Ramachandran also known as MGR.


Link: Amazon.in



Gardener A Memoir #2 (MGR Book No.2)


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From the blurb: The second part of MGR Memorial account consists of 8 chapters. Couple of chapters highlights his contribution and service to the people of Tamil Nadu in the capacity of Chief Minister. My personal account about the chartered plane arranged for Japan doctor Kanu. The legends on MGR's return from United States in 1985. A chapter from the sonnet LV of William Shakespeare and how the verses are relevant to MGR. The mammoth challenges and detailed information behind the success of Nutritious Meal scheme and Dindukal election victory of ADMK and coincidence of MGR's life and God Father character Vito Corleone.


Link : Amazon.in


Gardener A Memoir #1 & #2 (MGR Book No.3)


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Link : Amazon.in


From the blurb : The memorial account of the philanthropist, actor and greatest human being MGR. 13 chapters highlighting his contribution and service to the people of Tamil Nadu in the capacity of Chief Minister. Never before known facts, similarities with other historical figures. My personal account about the chartered plane arranged for Japan doctor Kanu. The legends on MGR's return from United States in 1985. A chapter from the sonnet LV of William Shakespeare and how the verses are relevant to MGR. The mammoth challenges and detailed information behind the success of Nutritious Meal scheme and Dindukal election victory of ADMK and coincidence of MGR's life and God Father character Vito Corleone and secret of MGR's success.


All the above books can be read free using Kindle Unlimited.

02 December 2018

Compounding Tax

Sri MGR Year 101, 2nd December, Sunday

To curb the progress of MGR’s popularity in cinema during 1970s his adversary Karunanidhi imposed different kind of taxes. One great example is the tax for posters which he imposed during the release of our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR’s directed movie “Ulagam Sutrum Valiban”.

Many of the actor fans know the above stated fact. but they will not mention this bitter truth as many famed actors of those days lost their status.

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Kannadasan in 1978 have written an editorial praising MGR’s move on imposing compounding tax for theatres. The above is the editorial on how bad the situation was and how MGR helped the cinema industry back on track.

11 November 2018

Liyakath Alikhan On MGR

Sri MGR Year 101, 11th November, Sunday

A year back Win TV has telecasted a special program on the eve of our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR’s centenary. The duration of the video is 52 minutes long.

In it, the guest Liyakath Alikhan with his commendable Tamil knowledge has touched the main qualities of MGR. Makkal Thilagam MGR’s belief in God, his philanthropy, his attitude towards the common people, his love to mother etc.

Liyakath Alikhan explanation of revolution done by MGR to politics and cinema, his presence during the unveiling of ADMK flag on 21st October 1972 all are well explained in the above video.

30 October 2018

MGR’s Ancestry

Sri MGR Year 101, 30th October, Tuesday

Below is the video clip of Thirunavukarasar, one of the Minister in Puratchi Thalaivar MGR regime. A 5 minute video explaining 3 significant features of beloved Leader.

He mentions about Prince Charles visit to Chennai December 1980 and his meeting with MGR.

20 October 2018

Puratchi Thalaivar Dr MGR Perunthu Nilayam

Sri MGR Year 101, 20th October, Saturday

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E.Palanisamy during  Puratchi Thalaivar’s 100th year valedictory function announced that the Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus will be named as “Puratchi Thalaivar Dr.MGR Perunthu Nilayam”.

The DMK chief Stalin was against such a move and he told to media persons that it is like a person naming someone else’s child and continued as his party DMK was instrumental in the construction of the bus terminus.

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Image courtesy Indian Express

I was astonished as my house was near to Koyambedu, in those days when I was in 7th standard I came to know that the fruit market and bus stand will be shifted from Broadway to Koyambedu and father used to tell me that the traffic will be heavier and I should be careful in crossing the road. I still remember that. Unfortunately no ministers or ADMK party members objected to Stalin’s unauthenticated baseless allegation.

Later that day, the then Chennai Mayor Saidai Duraisamy countered Stalin’s statement with authenticated proof from the Government files.

Below is the reply of Saidai Duraisamy to Stalin.

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The file size is 3 MB. Click the above image to enlarge.

And the report from the Government archives about MGR’s idea of shifting Fruit market and mofussil bus terminus to Koyambedu.

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Click the above image to enlarge. File size is 3 MB.

05 October 2018

Vaiko Shares His Thoughts On MGR

Sri MGR Year 101, 5th October, Friday

Caution : See this video privately

The General Secretary of MDMK had conducted our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR’s Centenary last year. I had the chance to see the video of his speech, quoting MGR’s unique character, his movies, his politics, how he helped others etc.

The 39 minute below video will make us shed tears for some instances he had quoted.  Vaiko had spoken the last 10 minutes extensively about MGR’s help to Tamil Elam movement.



The above video was uploaded by Tamil Galatta in Youtube.

01 October 2018

MGR App

Sri MGR Year 101, 1st October, Monday

And finally one app for our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR was released on 28th September 2018 by AIADMK. The app was released yesterday on the final day of MGR’s Centenary celebration held in Chennai.

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MGR App

About the App:

The app works only in Android phones with operating system 4.0 and above. The size of the app is 2.2 MB and the version is 2.0.

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The App opens with an image of smiling MGR. The screen then shows the 6 buttons.

First button is for the History

Second button is for Achievements

Third button is for Books of MGR

Fourth button is for Videos

Fifth button is for Gallery

Sixth button is for Creator

At present the Video section does not have any videos.

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In the book section we can see some of the rare titles that were released in end of 1970s and early 1980s.


From the Google Play store description.

THE LEGEND, ONE AND ONLY PEOPLES LEADER FOREVER


Marudur Gopalan Ramachandran (17 January 1917 – 24 December 1987), popularly known as M. G. R., was an Indian actor, filmmaker and politician who served as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for ten years between 1977 and 1987. He is a cultural icon in the state and is regarded as one of the most influential actors of the Tamil film industry.He was popularly known as "Makkal Thilagam" (People's King) as he was popular with the masses.He was a philanthropist and a humanitarian icon.

Most MGR fans have smart phone and they are all android phones. Below is the link for download.


Android App for MGR

Download link

16 September 2018

MGR On Language Issue

Sri MGR Year 101, 16th September, Sunday

“The language policy cannot be implemented by laws and threats, it needs a human approach”

After assuming office of the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR continued two language formula. Below are some points he voiced as the ruler of the state.

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  • Tamil Nadu is implementing the national policy on language but this is not being done in other states.
  • Bihar wants only one language, not the three-language formula accepted by all. Such an attitude will not help in maintaining the unity and integrity of the country.
  • The Tamil Nadu government is committed to the two-language formula - Tamil for administration in the State and English as the link language. 
  • My party will be second to none in championing the cause of Tamil.
  • The Tamil Nadu government will earnestly consider compensating those who suffered during the anti-Hindi agitations.
  • The language policy cannot be implemented by laws and threats, it needs a human approach. No government can impose any language on the people.
  • Efficiency in administration should be the main criteria for the language policy.
  • The administration of our Tamil Nadu State has not suffered so far because of the absence of Hindi.
  • The language chosen should depend not on the majority of people who speak it but on the majority of administrators using it. English is known to all administrators and in my opinion it is the majority language.
  • Linking language with employment opportunities is like propagating a British idea.
  • Hindi is not used in administration.

11 September 2018

A Fitting Reply

Sri MGR Year 101, 11th September, Tuesday

Two weeks back an article was published in Tughlaq Tamil magazine, in that a reporter mentioned that Bharat Rathna should not be awarded to our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR and it was a terrible mistake.

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The article created depression for MGR fans and some fans retaliated in their Facebook status.  A fitting reply was given by former Chennai Mayor Saidai Duraisamy. And the same was published in Tughlaq magazine dated 5th September 2018.

Please click the above image to read the reply of Saidai Duraisamy.

25 August 2018

Kindle Edition

Sri MGR Year 101, 25th August, Saturday

Couple of years back when E Book started to take over the print books in sales I eagerly searched for MGR books. Then I came to know that not even one MGR book title is available in digital format.

Then I planned to publish my blog posts into book, I have now published four books in digital format and also in print book, all are published by Amazon Asia Pacific Holdings Limited. Unfortunate thing is that digital edition that is Kindle edition is available to download in India and worldwide, but print book is only available in France, UK and US.

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Recently Puratchi Thalaivar MGR book titled Manitha Punithar MGR authored by MGR’s bodyguard K.P.Ramakrishnan is now available for download in Kindle edition at the rate of Rs.95.58. To read kindle edition books all we need is a smart phone or tablet with kindle app.

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Click the above image to download Tamil Book “Manitha Punithar MGR” by K.P.Ramakrishnan.


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Click the above image to download “Makkal Thilagam MGR Pagam 01” Tamil book by MGR’s Grandson MGCB Pradeep.


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Click the above image to download English Book “Gardener A Memoir Book 1 and 2” by the blog author.

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Click the above image to download English Book “A Close Encounter with God” by the blog author.

05 August 2018

MGR Car

Sri MGR Year 101, 5th August, Sunday

For the past 12 years Madras Heritage Motoring Club have conducted an exhibition on old cars. This year the exhibition will be held in Ramachandra Convention Centre, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai.

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This year as usual the Dodge Kingsway 1957 model car with number MSX 3157 used by our beloved Leader MGR is also exhibited.

Click the above image to know more about Dodge Kingsway 1957.

19 July 2018

World MGR Peravai Delegates Conference

Sri MGR Year 101, 19th July, Thursday

CHENNAI: Vivid posters with the image of the late actor-turned-Chief Minister MG Ramachandran (MGR), 100-odd rare and vintage images of the ‘Makkal Thilagam’, his iconic fur cap, glass, watch and his Mark 4 Ambassador car bearing the registration number ‘MGR 4777’ on display, all part of MGR Centenary celebrations, World MGR Peravai Delegates conference, were our initial observations as we entered Vels University in Pallavaram.

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Thousands of delegates and MGR followers from across the world had gathered. Raju, an avid MGR ‘devotee’, clad in a vivid yellow pant-shirt and a bright red hat, announced, “MGR is my oxygen!” Talking about his love for his ‘Deivam’ (god) he said, “For all special occasions, I dress like him. It’s his Centenary celebration. We will love him forever.” A 60-something Kannappan caught our eyes. “I have been dressing like ‘thalaivar’ for close to 30 years now. From the fur cap, and dress to the black glass, I make sure everything is perfect. Initially, look-alikes were looked at with awe, now there are too many. So, it’s become a trivial affair,” he sighed.

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Addressing the audience, Saidai Duraisamy said, “This is a special occasion where MGR’s followers from across the globe have come together to celebrate the doyen. He gave so much to the society and we are forever indebted to him.” Concurring, Ishari K Ganesh, founder Chairman and Chancellor of Vels University shared, “MGR was not just a politician… he was a great politician and statesman. He has contributed a lot to the upliftment of the underprivileged and it’s heartwarming that we are here to remember it all.”

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The chief guest of the event, Governor of Tamil Nadu, Banwarilal Purohit gushed with praises and good words of the late CM. “The generosity of MGR knew no bounds. He was like Karnan,” he said. A display of traditional performing arts and the launch of the trailer of the MGR’s animation movie ‘Kizhakku Africavil Raju’, were also held.

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Info courtesy Bangalore Vinod.

02 July 2018

MGR’s Counter Part I

Sri MGR Year 101, 2nd July, Monday

I was awestruck and at the same time flabbergasted after reading some our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR’s counters in Assembly and as well as in the dais.

Any actor can outsmart his adversaries in the reel life with help of his story writer and dialog writer but in real life?

Here in the above video MGR when he was Chief Minister attended the marriage function of Kumari Anandan’s daughter Tamil Isai Soundarajan. The marriage was presided by the Opposition Leader Karunanidhi and other dignitaries. Before MGR’s speech Karunanidhi took the mike and made his mark. Now MGR had to counter, see for yourself how brilliantly MGR accomplishes his work. MGR advises the couple with simple words and logical approach to life.

24 June 2018

Ads In English Language

Sri MGR Year 101, 24th June, Sunday

We have already posted some our beloved Puratchi Thalaivar MGR starred movies English language ads. Bangalore Vinod had sent me some more to the list. Below you will find the ads.

alibaba  dictator

genova  gulabaghavali

manthiri kumari  maruthanatu ilavarasi

mk  mohini

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Note the words “Top picture of the year”.


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panakari  rajakumari

rajamukthi  rajarajan

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The images are screen captured by Vinod.

20 June 2018

World MGR Conference

Sri MGR Year 101, 20th June, Wednesday

For the first time in the History of the world, MGR fans is on the way on conducting a world level conference in Chennai. Murugu Padmanabhan of France MGR Peravai took the initiative.

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The World MGR Conference will be held on 15th July 2018 in Vels University campus, Pallavaram from morning 9 am to night 9 pm. All MGR fans and their family are invited to attend the conference.

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While I was writing this post, Mr.Murugu Padmanabhan called and invited me to attend the conference, is it a coincidence! or the work of our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR.

08 June 2018

When Vathiyar Becomes A Lesson

Sri MGR Year 101, 8th June, Friday

Most of us who have studied their SSLC during 80s and late 80s will remember the photo of our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR in the History book. Anybody still have the page?

This post is not about the SSLC history book we have read, this is about Vathiyar our MGR being a lesson in the Tamil tenth book. Vinod from Bangalore have forwarded the MGR lesson to share in our blog.

MGR who studied up to second standard have become a lesson for the students in 10th standard and I came to know that his capacity as a Chief Minister was made into a lesson in MBA studies.

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The text book cover

What we should take from MGR’s life is his Perseverance. There are many virtue he has but most of us need is perseverance.

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Click the above pages to enlarge.

05 June 2018

Youtube Channel

Sri MGR Year 101, 5th June, Tuesday


Mr.Thangavel who is having a collection of MGR's rare video and speeches have started a youtube channel. Please support him by subscribing to his channel.


The link for subscription.

Subscribe here.



Below are some the videos you can find in his channel.



MGR about the movie Saya.

And also unreleased song from Anna Ne Yen Deivam and Ithu Than En Pathil. 



And also the rarest of rare our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR's interview to BBC Radio (Audio only). The full interview included in the video.



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