‘Jackson Durai’ remembered

At a programme held recently at Sri Mahal in Madipakkam, tributes were offered to veteran actor CR Parthibhan who passed away on 25 January, 2021. He was 90.

CR Parthibhan is known among Tamil film aficionados for his portrayal of ‘Jackson Durai’ in the milestone film Veerapandiya Kattabomman, in which Sivaji Ganesan essayed the title role. The scene featuring Sivaji Ganesan and Parthibhan is still remembered.

Parthibhan had the friendship of many film personalities of yesteryears, including poet-lyricist Vaali, Nagesh, Srikanth, Gemini Ganesan, Danal Thangavelu, RS Manohar and ‘Thengaai’ Srinivasan.

He had acted in over 120 films, 16 of which were with Sivaji Ganesan, and ten with M. G. Ramachandran.

Actor CR Parthibhan

Actor CR Parthibhan  

His other popular roles were as a judge in Kappalottiya Thamizhan, and as police chief in Sanghe Muzhagu, Idhayakkani, Moondru Mugam, and Thangamagan.

A descendant of statesman and leader C Rajagopalachari, Parthibhan was born in Vellore, and he moved to Madras in 1946. He was also a direct agent of LIC of India from 1960 at its Pondy Bazaar branch in T. Nagar. Parthibhan was a resident of Madipakkam.

Senior actor Nassar attended the remembrance ceremony and offered his floral tributes. In a communication, Parthibhan’s family said that film producer-actor Ramkumar Ganesan, Padma Bhushan P. Susheela, Dr. Nalli KuppusamI Chettiar, drama artist T. V. Varadharajen and a host of other eminent personalities gave their condolences to the family. Actor Prabhu, who acted with Parthibhan in Kozhi Koovuthu and Chinna Vathiyar sent his condolence message.

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