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    M. G. Ramachandran

    M. G. Ramachandran

    Actor/Director/Producer
    Born : 17 Jan 1917
    Birth Place : Nawalapitiya
    Maruthur Gopalan Ramachandran popularly known by his initials MGR, was an Indian  film actor, producer  and politician. Well known as a Tamil activist, he served as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu from 1977 until his death in 1987.

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    Maruthur Gopalan Ramachandran popularly known by his initials MGR, was an Indian  film actor, producer  and politician. Well known as a Tamil activist, he served as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu from 1977 until his death in 1987.

    Early life and background


    MGR was born in Nawalapitiya near Kandy, British Ceylon (present day Sri Lanka), to immigrant Keralite Nair parents — Gopala Menon and Maruthur Satyabhama. (Nairs are traditionally matrilineal, hence he shares his matrilineal family surname "Maruthur"). His family was originally from Vadavannur, Palakkad, Kerala, but his father had migrated with his family to Ceylon.

    MGR was a Hindu and portrayed himself as a devotee of Lord Murugan, as is common practice for many Hindus in Sri Lanka. This was during his early days. Later,...
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