West Circular Road in Mandaveli has been re-named.
It is now called T. M. Soundararajan Road, in memory of the famous singer who was known for hugely popular songs in the film world which are evergreen, as well as spiritual songs.
Chief minister M. K. Stalin formally did the honours from his office at the Secretariat on Friday morning ( March 24) in the presence of the late singer’s son.
In Mandaveli, the new street signboard was richly decorated and the TMS family gathered around it. Also present were Mylapore MLA Dha. Velu and local ward councillor, Amirda Varshini.
TMS, as the singer was fondly called, was born on March 24, 1923 and perhaps, the naming of a road where he resided for many years, is timed for the birth centenary. He passed away in 2013.
His family resides in a blue-washed bungalow on this road.