Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday paid tribute to former Tamil Nadu chief minister MG Ramachandran on his birth anniversary and said he left a lasting impact on the state’s growth and development.
PM Modi said in a post on X, “Today, on his birth anniversary, we remember and celebrate the life of the great MGR. He was a true icon of Tamil cinema and a visionary leader. His films, particularly those on social justice and empathy, won hearts beyond the silver screen.”
He added, “As a leader and chief minister, he worked tirelessly for the welfare of the people, leaving a lasting impact on Tamil Nadu’s growth and development. His work continues to inspire us.”
A hugely successful actor, Ramachandran was a member of the DMK but founded the AIADMK following differences with M Karunanidhi.
He led his party to power in 1977 and remained chief minister until his death in 1987.
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