I still remember Swamikannu Vincent’s (Unsung Heroes, August 30) son Paul Vincent, walking majestically on Variety Hall Road. At one time, Paul Vincent owned or leased several theatres in and around Coimbatore. He carried forward his father’s love for the movies.

From the article An Eye for an Eye (August 27) one understands that the eye hospitals in the city are doing yeomen service. Donation of one’s eyes after death would ensure vision to two blind people.

V.V. Subramanian Narayanasami Nagar Details please

It is sad to note that the pioneer of Tamil cinema industry, Swamikannu Vincent was not given his due despite being the first exhibitor in South India. It would be wonderful if more information is provided on him.

G.E.M ManoharAN Vadavalli Pioneer Vincent

It was in the early 30s, and I was a primary class student when I first watched a movie in Vincent’s touring tent cinema.

I was exhilarated at the multi-coloured lights on top of the tent. An orchestra played at the entrance. We bought a floor ticket for one anna, and sitting on a jamakaalam on the sandy floor, enjoyed the show.

A man in a loud voice gave a running commentary on the silent film (the ring master). We watched films of Eddie Polo, Charlie Chaplin and Richard Talmadge. It is a pity that Swamikannu remains an unsung hero.

M.R. Pillai Rupa Nagar Eye opener

It was a clear account of how sustained and intensive awareness campaign could help the visually handicapped (An eye for an eye). Organ donation to the needy is sacred and sadly the demand and supply of cornea do not see eye to eye.B. Sripada Rajan N.G.G.O Colony

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