14 Sep : Government of India has decided to release commemorative coins in honour of Thiru Annadurai, social reformer and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu during the 100th Birth Anniversary celebrations commencing from his birthday on 15th September, 2008.
Thiru Annadurai’s contributions to politics, Tamil literature, drama, cinema and social reforms are well known. He was a follower of Shri E.V.R. Periyar, the founder of the Dravida Kazhagam, and was in the forefront of the rationalist movement. Shri Annadurai is held in high esteem among the people of Tamil Nadu as well as by Tamils all over the world.