Sri MGR Year 99, 27th December, Tuesday
Indian Film Industry celebrated the golden jubilee of Indian talkie in December 1981. In Bombay now Mumbai, the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi presided for the function. In Madras the function was held in University of Madras Centenary Building on 1st December 1981, the then President Sanjiv Reddy inaugurated the function. The chief guests of the function are Tamil Nadu Governor Sadique Ali, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Puratchi Thalaivar MGR, Karnataka Chief Minister Gundurao, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Anjaiah, Actors, Directors, Technicians of Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Telugu.
Above is the article published in Agnimalargal August 2016 issue as Flashback 2, MGR’s bodyguard K.P.Ramakrishnan remembering the function and how Jayalalitha performed as the compere. The article was shared by R.Govindaraj, sub editor of Agni Malargal.