Tamil Nadu

Finance Department complex renamed after Anbazhagan

Tamil Nadu, Chennai, 19/12/2021 : For City : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin after unveiling the K.Anbazhagan statue (right) and handed over the royalties for the books of late DMK leader K. Anbazhagan that were nationalised, to his family members, at a function held Nandanam in Chennai which was organised to commemorate the beginning of centernary celebration of the late leader K.Anbazhagan on Sunday. Photo : Jothi Ramalingam .B / The Hindu

Tamil Nadu, Chennai, 19/12/2021 : For City : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin after unveiling the K.Anbazhagan statue (right) and handed over the royalties for the books of late DMK leader K. Anbazhagan that were nationalised, to his family members, at a function held Nandanam in Chennai which was organised to commemorate the beginning of centernary celebration of the late leader K.Anbazhagan on Sunday. Photo : Jothi Ramalingam .B / The Hindu

Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Sunday unveiled a bust of former Finance Minister and DMK general secretary K. Anbazhagan at the Integrated Finance Department Complex in Chennai, and renamed the complex as ‘Professor K. Anbazhagan Complex’ to commemorate the start of the centenary birth anniversary celebrations of the late DMK leader.

Mr. Stalin also presented the royalty cheques for books written by Anbazhagan which were nationalised, to his son Anbu Selvan and grandson and DMK MLA Vetri Azhagan.

AIADMK coordinator O. Panneerselvam and co-coordinator Edappadi K. Palaniswami condemned the renaming of the complex — earlier called ‘Amma Complex’ — after Anbazhagan. They said they had no objection to the unveiling of the bust of Anbazhagan, but changing the name of the complex was not appropriate. It amounted to celebrating one person while insulting another, and was against Tamil culture, they said, and urged the Chief Minister to reconsider the decision.


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