Sivaji Statue

Sivaji Ganesan

This evening while I was returning from office, I stopped near Gandhi Statue, no Sivaji Statue to have a glimpse of the Sivaji Statue unveiled yesterday by the Chief Minister. I had my camera with me and was able to take some photographs.

Sivaji Ganesan

There were about 20 to 25 persons including me having a glimpse of the newly erected Sivaji Statue. Two Sivaji fans were appreciative of the Chief Minister’s efforts taken to install the statue. One elderly couple with their Kodak camera requested me to take their photograph with Sivaji Statue and I took their photograph with Sivaji Statue.

Sivaji Ganesan

Suddenly there was hectic activity and a white Ambassador came and stopped from which Mr EVKS Elangovan, Union Minister of State for Commerce got down along with Mr M Krishnaswamy, TNCC President. They brought a garland. As there was no ladder to climb and garland the Sivaji Statue, they placed the garland on the pedestal and paid their respects and left the place quickly.

Now there is one more place of Tourist Attraction at Chennai.

7 Comments so far

  1. Nandhu (unregistered) on July 23rd, 2006 @ 1:03 am

    Wow!! that is newsy. great work gv sir.

    being at the right time at the right place. how do u manage that?

  2. Peter (unregistered) on July 23rd, 2006 @ 3:49 am

    For your western readers, who was he? (and, of course, I’ll Google his name in a sec.). Does he deserve to be in close proximity to the Gandhi statue? It’s funny, I was at the Gandhi statue not less than 5 or 6 weeks ago, and there didn’t appear to be any construction going on in the vicinity…

  3. Peter (unregistered) on July 23rd, 2006 @ 3:54 am

    OK – actor and politician:
    He died at Apollo Hospital at 7:45pm (IST) on July 21, 2001. He was 74.

    Very fitting, indeed!


  4. R.S.Money (unregistered) on July 23rd, 2006 @ 6:53 am

    A humble request to the Greaat Actor’s Family: You know vcery well that after what the efforts and fighting the statute of the Greatman is installed in the present position. Now it is your duty to protect the same from Birds and keep the statue clean. Arrange to to give a daily bath and garland as being even now done by the Thina Thandhi family for the Auditnar Statue at the Panthion Road jn. Yhis costs nothing for you.

  5. Nancy (unregistered) on July 23rd, 2006 @ 10:22 am

    I admired him as an actor of the old school. I met him once at a party. Dressed in austere black, with that black-and-white beard, he was surprisingly tiny. I’m not able to tell whether the face on the statue is a good likeness or not. The location is terrible – one Ashoka pillar, one clock tower, one Gandhi statue, and one Sivaji – what a mess. But seeing your photograph still made me smile.

  6. S.Gopalakrishnan (unregistered) on July 27th, 2006 @ 9:30 am

    There is no question on the the Greatness of this man.According to me ,No one else deserved to be in the proximity of Dr.Shivaji Ganesan.Every Tamil with some good blood flowing in him agree with me.

  7. S.Gopalakrishnan (unregistered) on July 27th, 2006 @ 5:35 pm

    We know you but you dont know us.He is the best actor ever produced by India(Humility prevents me to say World)He is acclaimed as demi-god in acting by the fellow actors,Dilip,Rajkapoor,Amitabh,Sanjiv Kumar,Mohanlal,Mammooty,KamalHasan,RajiniKanth,RajKumar,and even Davidleen and Marlon Brando.He is the ultimate actor in variety,Range,Modulation,Bodylanguage,experimentation of styles and set the benchmarks in all which has not been surpassed so far.Peter ,Sorry,My apolologies that we had not produced even one worthwhile worldclass movie with him.

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