Yesteryear Superstar, Box Office Emperor and Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Makkal Thilagam MGR was idolized earlier and a temple was erected in G.K.M. Colony in Chennai.
MGR still has a strong hold in Villages were most of them are his fans.
Now one of the MGR Devotees Mr.Nedumaran aged 45 years coming from Athur of Salem District has idolized MGR.
Mr.Nedumaran has said that he is ardent MGR Fan, and he uses the dress attired by MGR in his films. And he says that MGR is his Kula Deivam.
Mr.Nedumaran has spent Rs.20,000 to idolize MGR. The statue is 3 feet in height raising right hand, gesturing two leaves symbol, kerchief in his left hand and a Lion statue in front of the idol. Now Mr.Nedumaran is performing pooja daily.
He has planned to construct a temple and estimated amount is Rs.2,00,000 (2 lakhs)
He further says that MGR is the only person or Leader who always respected his fans, party men and people. He is equivalent to Lord Rama and Krishna because they have ruled and died and they were called as Andu mandu ponavargal (Andavan) and MGR also ruled and died that is why I am worshipping MGR.
He will start the construction of the shrine after his daughters marriage.
Let us wish him success.
Image from Dinamalar Chennai Edition dated 14.12.2008