The Third Chennai Photowalk & MGR’s residence
During the Third Chennai Photowalk, we came across the residence where MGR lived with his mother and brother during his early days when he was a small time actor.
The house is located at NSC Bose Road at Sowcarpet very close to the intersection with Wall Tax Road. The house is in a dilapidated condition and presently owned by a Marwari businessman. In the same building there is a shop selling banana leaves
During our conversation with this shopkeeper, we learnt from him that this is the house where MGR lived during his early days when he was aspiring to make a career by acting.
(M G Ramachandran, fondly called by his fans and followers as MGR, went on to become a successful actor in Tamil films. Affiliated to DMK, played an important role in DMK coming to power in 1967. Later on formed AIADMK in 1972 and became the Chief Minister of Tamilnadu in 1977 and remained as Chief Minister till his death in 1987)