A small group of them set up Annadurai’s portrait at the base of a DMK flagpole on St. Mary’s Road and adorned it with fresh flowers.
Similar events took place in a few other areas in the Mylapore neighbourhood.
Besides founding and then leading the DMK party, Annadurai was a powerful orator and popular writer and was instrumental in changing the name of the state from Madras to Tamil Nadu.
It was the anti-Hindi agitation that the Anna-led DMK held rather strongly that led to the party’s victory in elections to the state Assembly.in 1967.
He was born on Sept.15, 1909.