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The Story of MGR

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MGR-the untold story

When I got to know that MGR is a Sri Lankan born mallu, I used to wonder why Sri Lanka. Never explored more and yesteray, I got the answer…


A widowed “Antharjanam” of an Illam near Kunnamkulam was suspected of sexual misconduct. During the “Smaartha Vichaaram” she confessed to have had illicit relations with 15 persons of various communities from Namboothiri to a barber. The verdict resulted in excommunication of all the 15 and the Antharjanam herself.
One of the victims is said to have been Melakkath Gopala Menon, a judicial officer in Thrissur, who had married Meenakshi Amma of Vattaparambil Nair family of Irinjalakuda. He left his family, went to Palakkad where he married a lower caste woman and together left for Sri Lanka. When he died after two sons were born, his widow returned to Tamil Nadu with her children. One of the boys later became a famous film actor, a political leader and top administrator.

This site is really informative . Another thing I found interesting was The 64 “Anaachaarams” (Dos and Don’ts).
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1 comment

1 Anonymous { 02.13.05 at 9:37 pm }

MGR was born in Sri Lanka? Well thats a sensational piece of information. MGR’s dad once had a raucous relationship with an antharjanam? He later married a low caste? Whats the big deal! Educated Indians should not dissect the love life of national icons, let alone the love lives of their parents. We need to grow up as a community.

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