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Maraimalai Adigal remembered

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While the nation has been paying its tributes to the freedom fighter and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Kamaraj on his birth anniversary on July 15, a small group of literary enthusiasts organised a meeting at Pallavaram to pay their respects to eminent Tamil scholar Maraimalai Adigal, who lived here.

The venue was none other than a Government Higher Secondary School named in his memory.

Present on the occasion were two of his relatives who garlanded the statue of the great scholar and paid rich tributes to the man who served the cause of Tamil and Saivism with devotion.  

M.T. Thayumanavan, the grandson of Maraimalai Adigal, distributed books written by him to the students who have participated in the essay-writing and oratorical competitions. He said his grandfather had changed his name from Vedhachalam to ‘Maraimalai’ due to his love for Tamil.

Great grand-daughter of Maraimalai Adigal, So. Kalaiselvi wanted the students to visit the memorial located on Chavadi Street in Pallavaram. She recalled that the statue at the school was unveiled in 1982, by former Chief Minister M.G. Ramachandran. 

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