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TN: Why is MGR lookalike not campaigning?

CHENNAI: P R M Thyagarajan has been doing the position of a lookalike of overdue Tamil Nadu leader minister M G Ramachandran (MGR) since 2002. Being an ardent fan of the actor-turned-politician, Thyagarajan has up to now immortalised many jobs of him in his in style vibrant attires. But this 65-year-old refused to be the lookalike of MGR on this election season. Why?

“He feels the present political state of affairs in Tamil Nadu is ‘chaotic’, so he is not interested within the election campaign,” said his son T Balaji.

Even though there are lots of lookalikes of MGR, Thyagarajan is prominent principally as a result of his dual position in singing and acting like the best way MGR used to do in movies. The AIADMK used this to gain mileage within the earlier elections.

Thyagarajan is undergoing treatment in a private sanatorium in Hyderabad (where he went to see his sister) after he suffered a light stroke.

Even sooner than hospitalisation, Thyagarajan had taken the verdict not to campaign for the AIADMK. “The birthday party (AIADMK) lost its center of attention after Amma’s (J Jayalalithaa) demise. It doesn’t have a pace-setter. He may be very much disturbed by this,” he said.

Thyagarajan was a chief campaigner for the AIADMK within the 2016 meeting election within the state. He began his campaign at Perungalathur in Tambaram meeting constituency by distributing sweets to youngsters the best way MGR did throughout ballot campaigns. But there was a difference in comparison the campaigns he had carried out within the earlier elections. Since he idea cinema and politics had been two various things, as a lookalike of MGR he must stick with the white and white dress MGR used to wear when he was the executive minister. It was an ideal luck.

It was while performing at a gentle track display in 2002, some pals told Thyagarajan that he seemed like MGR. It was a turning level in his existence and he by no means appeared back.

Balaji said his father gained several calls from politicians, however he was not interested. “He is an ardent fan of MGR, and he adopted his ideologies. He now feels that the birthday party is not on the right track,” he said.

Thyagarajan was not able to speak. He would possibly undergo angioplasty in every week.

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