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11 October 2016

Known And Unknown

Sri MGR Year 99, 11th October, Tuesday

We mostly know how MGR have helped people in dire circumstances. Some of his help which we come to know is through books, news paper articles and acquaintance. The third kind I mentioned will present you unknown piece of information behind some incidents of MGR’s helping hand.

Couple of days back while I was conversing with R.Govindaraj (one of MGR’s bodyguard K.P.Ramakrishnan’s son) told about his recent published article in Agnimalargal. I came to know that I only possessed half the information when he narrated the incident.

When the incident happened R.Govindaraj was studying with his friend Balu in 9th standard. His father is working as the personal driver to MGR. The police came to his class and informed that MGR’s driver had met with an accident and died on the spot.

He further said that Govindan’s body was placed in ADMK party office for last respects. At that time MGR was the Chief Minister and he walked along the funeral procession, how many Leaders will exhibit this rare quality? After couple of days, MGR gave job to Govindan’s wife in Tamil Nadu Housing Board.

Below is two such unknown incidents of our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR’s unique humane nature. I requested the Sub Editor of Agnimalargal R.Govindaraj to forward his article which was published in the latest issue of Agni Malargal, for sharing with our MGR blog.

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02 October 2016

Flash Back

Sri MGR Year 99, 2nd October, Sunday

MGR’s bodyguard K.P.Ramarkrishnan’s son, R.Govindaraj who have complied his father’s incidents with our MGR and also as the sub editor of Agni Malargal has sent me the recent issue of the magazine to share in our MGR blog. In accordance with the centenary year they have given the article title “Flash Back” which I have used in our post also.


K.P.Ramakrishnan was on duty with our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR, who attended the function of “Aanaithulaga MGR Mandram” in Madurai on 12 and 13th July 1986. In the function MGR presided for two days and on the 2nd day, MGR and the Party Propaganda Secretary Jayalalitha only spoke in the dais. In this function Jayalalitha presented the silver Scepter to our MGR, the video is available in youtube.

Another incident K.P.Ramakrishnan narrates is about the by election held in Aruppukottai which our Puratchi Thalaivar who was tired went to campaign against his family doctor’s advice.

Click to read the article.


20 September 2016

A Day In Mahe

Sri MGR Year 99, 20th September, Tuesday

After formation of ADMK party by our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR, the party for the first time in 1973 contested in Dindukal election, ADMK receivied substantial amount of votes and won the contest.

In the year 1974, the Election Commission announced that Puducherry Parliament and Assembly elections are to be held simultaneously. ADMK and  alliance Communist Party of India contested. The Union Territory of Pondicherry has four districts, two are in Tamil Nadu, one district in Andhra Pradesh called Yanam and another district Mahe in Kerala.

On campaign MGR was welcomed by the mass. On looking at people surge MGR predicted that ADMK will form the Governmnet in Puducherry. On the next part of the campaign MGR went to Mahe which is in Kerala, there the crowd requested MGR to speak in Malayalam. Without any hesitation MGR replied in Tamil that, “I know only one language, I grew, I gained popularity and now I am standing before you all is due to Tamil Nadu only. How is it possible for me to speak without knowing the lanuage? If you are interested please listen to my Tamil speech, if you are unwilling for my Tamil speech you can leave.”

K.P.Ramakrishnan, MGR’s body guard who was with him during the campaign has written the Mahe incident along with Pondicherry election in Kalki magazine in 2009. His son Govindaraj has sent the article to share in our MGR blog. Below is the full incident of Puducherry election.


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09 September 2016

Captain Blood

Sri MGR Year 99, 9th September, Friday

Couple of days back I again watched Errol Flynn starrer Captain Blood. During the Golden Jubilee post about Ayirathil Oruvan last year I planned to publish the post about the differences between the two movies Captain Blood and our Puratchi Thalaivar Ayirathil Oruvan. As some of them in the internet has wrongly published that MGR copied every antics of Errol Flynn from Captain Blood. And moreover MGR’s sword fight is not that good when compared to Errol Flynn.


After the watching Captain Blood I was in rage and wanted to publish the post on that day as the movie looked like a water downed version of Ayirathil Oruvan. But I took some time to cool. And now after watching it for second time I choose not to write because the English movie is based on the story of Rafael Sabatini. For cinema they take some liberty to cut short and change the scenario to suit the mind of director or producer for that I had purchased the novel and going through. Coming week I will publish the post and will point out similarities and variation between these two movies.

Below is the trailer:

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