After MGR Fans meet in Royapettah everybody moved to Raja Annamalai Mandram. By 7 pm the people went inside, before that they were busy buying MGR CD’s and Books which were on display put up by Thangavel who have painstakingly gathered MGR speech CDs and rare MGR films.
Raja Annamalai Mandram side view
Director V.C.Guganathan came sharply at 7.15 pm, MGCB Pradeep welcomed him to the dais.
Stage Banner put up by various MGR Associations from Tamil Nadu.
The Chief Guest was MGR’s personal Body Guard K.P.Ramakrishnan, he was welcomed by MGR Devotee E.Baskaran of Kalaiventhan MGR Bakthargal, Chennai.
MGR philosophical songs were played by the Singers of Vijay Melodies.
The singer in the left did some MGR mimicry along with the songs and used appropriate dialogues in songs which got accolades from MGR Devotees and MGR Fans.
Ninety percent of the seats were occupied before the start of the function.
VIP seats seen in this (left side) photo from right is MGR’s personal Body Guard K.P.Ramakrishnan, Engineer Duraisamy, Stills Sankar Rao, Director V.C.Guganathan. In the right side photo is Mrs.Jayanthi Kannappan from ALS productions who produced two MGR movies “Chakravarthi Thirumagal” and super hit social movie “Thirudathae”, Editor Sundaram.
Full view of the Mandram with MGR Fans and VIPs.
Sweets were distributed to everyone inside the Auditorium.
By 8 pm VIPs were assembled in the stage for the Makkal Thilagam MGR Award, seen in this photo from left are Ramani V.K.Ramasamy, K.P.Ramakrishnan, Jayanthi Kannappan, CID Sakunthala, Kusalakumari, V.C.Guganathan, V.N.Rajan, Stills Sankar Rao and Susila (partially hidden) and her photo is published below along with B.S.Raju presided the function.
B.S.Raju Editor of Urimaikural MGR Magazine welcomes Mrs.Susila who have acted as a Sister for MGR in Alibabavum Narpathu Thirudargalum.
Will be continued.