Saturday, February 19, 2011

My thought for the day as envisaged and flashed by me on the f.b. on Feb,19,2011.

Bishwa Nath Singh

Even a very poor one can rise and preside over destiny of a state by his/hard hard labor and selfless service by swtiching over from acting to politics provided he/she is sincere and honest in his /her approach.


(Photo of Maruthur Gopalan Ramachandran ,the former C.M. of Tamil Nadu and  receipient of Bharat Ratna posthmuously)

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Bishwa Nath Singh It's my thought for the day that I wish to share with every body.Here,we can see the picture of Maruthur Gopalan Ramachandran .After making film debut in 1935, in the film Sati Leelavati, directed by Ellis Dungan, an American born film director, he had dominated Tamil cinema during the 1950 to 1960 with multiple blockbusters. He had got his big breakthrough in his romance action films the 1947 film Rajakumaari, written by M. Karunanidhi. He rose to superstardom in 1954 after Malai Kallan. Later, this film was used as a template for other films by playing roles that portrayed him as the saviour of the poor and the oppressd. His movies were the medium of communication for the Dravidian movement. He had the maximum number of all-time blockbusters to his credit at that time viz. Nadodi Mannan, Enga Veetu Pillai and Adimai Pen. He was shot by fellow actor Mohan R. Radha, affecting his ability to speak clearly. He won the National Film Award for Best Actor for the film Rickshakaran. His film Nadodi Mannan, which was produced and directed by himself and released in 1956, was re-released in 2006 and ran housefull .He also became the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu from July 30,1977 till his death on December 24, 1987 His death sparked off a frenzy of looting and rioting all over the state of Tamil Nadu. Shops, movie theatres, buses and other public and private property became the target of violence let loose all over the state.The police had to resort issuing shoot-at-sight orders. Tamilians from Bangalore rushed to Madras in trains to see the mortal remains of MGR. Govt had announced free train facility for this visit. The violence during the funeral alone left twenty nine people dead and forty seven police personnel badly wounded This state of affairs continued for almost a month all over the state of Tamil Nadu. Around one million people followed his remains, around thirty followers committed suicide and people had their heads tonsured. After his death, his political party, the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, split between his wife Janaki Ramachandran and J. Jayalalithaa; they later merged in 1988. In 1989 Dr. M. G. R. Home and Higher Secondary School for the Speech and Hearing Impaired was established in the erstwhile Residence MGR Gardens, Ramavaram, in accordance with his will dated January 17, 1986. His official residence is now His Memorial House and is open for public & tourists.. One famous incident was that MGR was nominated for the Padmashree award from the Government of India but he refused to accept as the wording was in Hindi and not in Tamil in 1960 He had distinction to get many distinguished awards like :National Film Award for Best Actor for the film Rickshakaran in 1972.Honorary doctorate received from University of Madras and The World University (Arizona).He was posthumously awarded with our country India’s highest civilian award ‘Bharat Ratna :’ in 1988 for his reformation activities and support from Tamil Nadu.He was a grass root distinguished leader of repute. Let us pay our humble obeisance to his lotus feet and offer our respectful homage and floral tribute to him!


Anil Kumar :
I salute MGR and pay floral tribute. Thanks to you.



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