General secretary of AIADMK VK Sasikala gestures to cadres after garlanding party founder M.G.Ramachandran’s statue on her arrival to take up office at the AIADMK headquarters in Chennai. (Image: AFP)
Chennai: The Centre has accepted Tamil Nadu’s request to release a special postage stamp on the occasion of former chief minister and AIADMK founder M G Ramachandran’s birth centenary on January 17, the state government said on Saturday.
“Chief Minister O Panneerselvam thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for immediately accepting the request made by the Government of Tamil Nadu to release a special postage stamp on the occasion of the birth centenary celebrations of former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, M G Ramachandran,” an official release here said.
Panneerselvam thanked Modi when the latter called him over a phone to greet him on his 56th birthday, it said.
On January 6, Panneerselvam had urged Modi to issue a commemorative coin and a special postage stamp to mark the birth centenary celebrations of MGR.
Born on January 17, 1917, M G Ramachandran served as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu between 1977 and 1987 and founded All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) in 1972.