Chennai, Jan 17 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam along with other leaders on Wednesday distributed Biryani at All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) party office on the 101st birth anniversary of M.G. Ramachandran.
Earlier in the day, party workers and cadres carried out a rally to the statue of M.G. Ramachandran, popularly known as ‘MGR’ and garlanded it on the special occasion.
#Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam distributed Biryani to party workers at AIADMK party office on 101st birth anniversary of MG Ramachandran #MGR pic.twitter.com/jUCy7e49EC
— ANI (@ANI) January 17, 2018
Thousands of fans and supporters gathered to remember MGR on his birth anniversary.
The actor-turned politician, MGR founded his party AIADMK after a tussle with DMK chief M. Karunanidhi in 1972.
He served as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu from 1977 to 1987.
MGR was born on January 17, 1917 in Kandy, Sri Lanka, to Maradhur Gopala Menon and Satyabhama.