Tribute to MGR

 by Sachi Sri Kantha

Man from Maruthur and Malai Naadu (Mountain State): a Birthday Tribute to legendary MGR

[Front Note: This is a revised and extended version of my tribute, which first appeared in the Tamil Nation (London), January 15, 1992, under my pen name C.P.Goliard. I have a reason to present this. In the internet literature, the multi-faceted life of M.G.Ramachandran (1917-1987) appears prominently as a caricature, contributed by the swarms of literate coolies from India who have a penchant for peddling their half-baked views. These include Sashi Tharoors, M.S.S.Pandians and Cho Ramaswamys. My tribute to MGR, who helped Eelam Tamils at their darkest hour and when assistance was badly needed, is an anti-dote to these contributions.]

Eighty six years ago, a baby boy was born to a migrant couple, Gopala Menon and Sathyabama, in a


Posted January 18, 2004