Sri MGR Year 100, 15th August, Tuesday
Today is the 70th Independence day of our country. And we wish to convey our wishes to all our blog readers and MGR fans around the world.
Couple of months back I traveled to Kerala and met my father's friend who had settled after his retirement from government service. I had already posted some pictures given by him in our MGR blog. For this special occasion I had planned to publish all the photos of our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR hoisting the tri colour in Fort St.George from 1977 to 1987.
While I was scanning the newspaper cuttings in one computer centre the person who did the work asked me in Malayalam "E- alau marichu poi ethoraiyo kollam ayi, pinney endina ithu" (this person has died so long ago what you are going to do with this) I replied in English "for you he is a dead person but for us (Tamils) he is still living in our hearts".
Philosophical song from Ananda Jothi
MGR's first Term in Office from 1977 to 1980:
Kottaiyele Namathu Kodi Paranthida Vendum (our flag must fly in the fort) - song from Maduraiyai Meeta Sundarapandian
MGR's Second term in Office 1980 to 1984:
After his illness and recuperation, MGR returned to India and took office from 1985 to 1987.
MGR's third term in Office from 1985 to 1987:
In 1985, instead of the Chief Minister, the Finance Minister V.R.Nedunchezhiyan hoisted the flag, and in 1986 MGR hoisted the flag for the last time. And in the year 1987 our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR left for medical check up in August 8th 1987 to New York, US.