Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Today was the day acting was born...yes, today , the 1st Oct was the birthday of Sivaji Ganesan,the great Thespian.
Every year to mark his passing away , the family of Sivaji , through the Sivaji Prabhu Charities trust honours in association with the Postal department by issuing a Special Cover and Cancellation. This cancellation is unique and after a Postage Stamp this is the next highest thing the department does to honour achievers and achievements.
We have till date brought out cover to honour/mark
1. 50th anniversary of Parasakthi
2. M.K.Thyagaraja Bhagavathar
and this year the Travancore Sisters - Lalitha,Padmini and Ragini.
Instead of 21st July we released it today to celebrate his 80th Birthday....
Truly remarkable function with Vairamuthu and actor Sivakumar speaking and Kalaignar Karunanidhi the chief Guest.....Y.G.Mahendra and yours truly were the comperes of the function held at Anna Arivaalayam to a capacity crowd...not even Standing Room...
Posted by MOHAN V.RAMAN at 10:22 AM