September 30, 2009

A memorial for an actor - MGR Square, Chennai

MGR Square, similar to Anna Square, is a site in Chennai which is visited by hundreds of people everyday. The proximity of MGR Square to Marina beach and Anna Square is an advantage for this site.

MGR Square is the memorial, which houses the tomb of the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu state, M.G.Ramachandran, who was affectionately called as "MGR" by people of Tamil Nadu. He started his career as a drama artist and then moved to Tamil cinema. He was the emperor of Tamil cinema till he retired. He was the disciple of C.N.Annadurai and was a part of DMK party. He later started a new party named AIADMK and won the election. He repeatedly won the elections and became Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu continuously for three terms.

The small tomb at MGR Square is provided with a pillar like structure along with an eternal flame.You can visit this place along with Marina beach and Anna Square, as this place is located almost in the beginning of Marina beach (northern end of the beach).

Happy travelling.

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