Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam president and Chief Minister, M. Karunanidhi, on Tuesday turned nostalgic when he recounted the establishment of memorials in the State during DMK regime.

In a statement, Mr. Karunanidhi referred to the construction of a host of memorials such as the Silapathikara Art Gallery (unveiled in April 1973) in the historic city of Poompuhar in Nagapattinam district and the Kattabomman Memorial Fort (August 1974) at Panchalakurichi in Tuticorin district. In May 1973, the government held a gala function to mark the declaration of Subramania Bharati's ancestral house at Ettayapuram as a memorial and unveil the statue of eminent freedom fighter V.O. Chidambaram at Ottapidaram.

In October 1999, a postal stamp was released in commemoration of Veerapandia Kattabomman.