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Allahrakka Rahman (born A. S. Dileep Kumar, best known as A. R. Rahman, is an Indian composer, singer-songwriter, and music producer. A. R. Rahman's works are noted for integrating Indian classical music with electronic music, world music and traditional orchestral arrangements. Among his awards are six National Film Awards, two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe, fifteen Filmfare Awards and seventeen Filmfare Awards South. He has been awarded the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award, in 2010 by the Government of India. In 2009, Rahman was included on the ''Time'' 100 list of the world's most influential people. The UK-based world-music magazine Songlines named him one of "Tomorrow's World Music Icons" in August 2011. South Indian fans of Rahman refer him with the nickname of "The Mozart of Madras", and "Isai Puyal" (the Musical Storm). With an in-house studio (Panchathan Record Inn in Chennai), Rahman's film-scoring career began during the early 1990s with the Tamil film Roja. Working in India's film industries, international cinema, and theatre, Rahman is one of the best-selling recording artists, with an estimated 200million units sold. In a notable two-decade career, he has been acclaimed for redefining contemporary Indian film music and contributing to the success of several films. Rahman has also become a notable humanitarian and philanthropist, donating and raising money for a number of causes and charities. In 2017, Rahman made his debut as a director and writer for the film Le Musk.
Abhimanyu is a 1948 Tamil film produced by Jupiter Pictures and starring M. G. Ramachandran (MGR) in a supporting role.
All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) (lit. All India Anna Dravidian Progress Federation) is an Indian political party in the state of Tamil Nadu and in the Union Territory of Puducherry.
Anna Nagar is a state assembly constituency in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Annamalai University is a state university located in Annamalai Nagar, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India.
The Anti-Hindi imposition agitations of Tamil Nadu were a series of agitations that happened in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu (formerly Madras State and part of Madras Presidency) during both pre- and post-Independence periods.
Arasilangkumari is a Tamil language film starring M. G. Ramachandran, Padmini and Rajasulochana in the lead roles.
Avan Pithana? is a 1966 Indian Tamil-language film directed by P. Neelakantan, produced by P. Angamuthu and written by M. Karunanidhi.
The British Raj (from rāj, literally, "rule" in Hindustani) was the rule by the British Crown in the Indian subcontinent between 1858 and 1947.
Conjeevaram Natarajan Annadurai (15 September 1909 – 3 February 1969), popularly called Anna ("Elder brother") or Arignar Anna ("Anna, the scholar"), was an Indian politician who served as 1st Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu from 1967 and 5th, last Chief Minister of Madras until 1969 in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India.
Chennai (formerly known as Madras or) is the capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Chepauk is the legislative assembly, that includes the city, Chepauk.
A chief minister is the elected head of government of a sub-national entity, for instance a administrative subdivision or federal constituent entity.
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), (Dravidian Progress Federation) is a state political party in the states of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh in India.
Dravidar Kazhagam or Dravida Kazhagam (திராவிடர் கழகம்.) is one of the first Dravidian parties in India.
The Fifteenth Assembly of Tamil Nadu succeeded the Fourteenth Assembly of Tamil Nadu and was constituted after the victory of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and allies in the 2016 state assembly election held on 16 May.
The fifth legislative assembly election of Tamil Nadu was held in March 1971.
The Fourteenth Assembly of Tamil Nadu was constituted after the victory of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and allies, in the 2011 state assembly election.
The fourth legislative assembly of Madras state (3 March 1967 – 5 January 1971) was constituted in March 1967 after the assembly election which was held in February 1967.
Gopalapuram is a prime residential and commercial locality in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Harbour is a state assembly constituency in Chennai district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
The historical Vedic religion (also known as Vedism, Brahmanism, Vedic Brahmanism, and ancient Hinduism) was the religion of the Indo-Aryans of northern India during the Vedic period.
Kalaignarin Ilaignan (இளைஞன், Youth) is a 2011 Tamil-language period vigilante film directed by Suresh Krishna, who directs his 50th film, and written by DMK Chief and the then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Kalaignar M. Karunanidhi, its 75th film and based on the Russian novel, The Mother, by Maxim Gorky.
India (IAST), also called the Republic of India (IAST), is a country in South Asia.
The Indian National Congress (INC, often called Congress Party) is a broadly based political party in India.
Iruvar Ullam (Two Hearts) is a 1963 Tamil-language drama film directed by L. V. Prasad.
Jayaram Jayalalithaa (born Komalavalli, 24 February 1948 –5 December 2016) was an Indian film actress and politician who served six terms as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for over fourteen years between 1991 and 2016.
The Justice Party, officially the South Indian Liberal Federation, was a political party in the Madras Presidency of British India.
Kanchi Thalaivan (The Head of Kanchi) is a 1963 Tamil language historical action film directed by A. Kasilingam.
Kallakudi is a panchayat town in Tiruchirappalli district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Muthuvel Karunanidhi Kanimozhi (born 5 January 1968) is a politician, poet and journalist.
Kannamma (கண்ணம்மா) is a 2005 Tamil language film directed by S. S. Baba Vikram.
Kanyakumari is a City in Kanyakumari district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India.
Karunanidhi family is an Indian political family which has been dominant in the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) for most of Tamil Nadu's history since the late 1960s.
Kavalukku Kettikaran is a 1990 Indian Tamil film, directed by Santhana Bharathi, starring Prabhu and Nirosha (voice dubbed by Radhika) in lead roles.
Kodardas Kalidas Shah (born October 15, 1908, died March 14, 1986) is an Indian politician who served as the Governor of Tamil Nadu from 1971 to 1976.
Krishan Kant (28 February 1927 – 27 July 2002) was the tenth Vice President of India from 1997 until his death.
Kulithalai is a town in Karur district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Kulithalai is a state assembly constituency in Karur district in Tamil Nadu.
Kuravanji (குறவஞ்சி) is a Tamil language directed by A. Kasilingam.
The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (translit, translit, commonly known as the LTTE or the Tamil Tigers) was a Tamil militant organization that was based in northeastern Sri Lanka.
The complete list of Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu consists of the heads of government in the history of the state of Tamil Nadu in India since 1920.
This is a partial listing of prominent political families.
Marudur Gopalan Ramachandran (17 January 1917 – 24 December 1987), popularly known as M.G.R., was an Indian actor, filmmaker and politician who served as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for ten years between 1977 and 1987.
Muthuvel Karunanidhi Alagiri (born 30 January 1951), commonly known as M. K. Alagiri, is an Indian politician from Tamil Nadu and was a Cabinet Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers from 13 June 2009 – 20 March 2013.
M K Muthu is an Indian actor, singer and politician.
Muthuvel Karunanidhi Stalin (Tamil pronunciation: Mu. Ka. Sṭāliṉ; born 1 March 1953) known as M. K. Stalin, is an Indian politician from Tamil Nadu and working president of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) political party.
Madras Rajagopalan Radhakrishnan Naidu (14 April 1907 – 17 September 1979), popularly known by his stage name, M. R. Radha, was an Indian film actor and politician.
The second legislative assembly election to the Madras state (presently Tamil Nadu) was held on 31 March 1957.
The third legislative assembly election to the Madras state (presently Tamil Nadu) was held on 21 February 1962.
The fourth legislative assembly election of Madras State (later renamed as Tamil Nadu) was held in February 1967.
The Madras Presidency, or the Presidency of Fort St.
Madurai Meenakshi is a 1993 Tamil language drama film directed by P. Amirtham.
The Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) was a controversial law passed by the Indian parliament in 1971 giving the administration of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and Indian law enforcement agencies super powers - indefinite preventive detention of individuals, search and seizure of property without warrants, and wiretapping - in the quelling of civil and political disorder in India, as well as countering foreign-inspired sabotage, terrorism, subterfuge and threats to national security.
Malaikkallan (Thief of The Hills) is a 1954 Indian Tamil-language action film starring M. G. Ramachandran in the lead role.
Manamagal (The Bride) is a 1951 Indian Tamil drama film, directed and produced by N. S. Krishnan.
Mannin Maindhan (English: Son of the soil) is a 2005 Indian Tamil film, directed by Rama Narayanan, starring Sibiraj and Adhu fame Suhain lead roles.
Manohara (மனோகரா) is a 1954 Tamil language historical fiction film starring Sivaji Ganesan, S. S. Rajendran, P. Kannamba, T. R. Rajakumari and Girija in the lead roles.
Manthiri Kumari (The Minister's Daughter) is a 1950 Indian Tamil historical fiction film directed by Ellis R. Dungan and starring M. G. Ramachandran, M. N. Nambiar.
Marudhanaattu Ilavarasi is a Tamil language film starring M. G. Ramachandran and V. N. Janaki in the lead roles and story and dialogues by M. Karunanidhi.
Member of parliament in India refers to persons who serve in the parliament of that country.
Milap Chand Jain (July 21, 1929-April 29, 2015) was the former Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court.
Murasoli is an Indian Tamil language newspaper.
Nagapattinam district is a coastal district of Tamil Nadu state in southern India.
New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) is an Indian television media company founded in 1988 by Radhika Roy, a journalist.
Neethikku Thandanai (Tamil: நீதிக்கு தண்டனை / English: Punishment for Law) is a 1987 Indian Tamil film, directed by S. A. Chandrasekhar and produced by S. S. Neelakantan and Shoba Chandrasekhar.
Nepotism is based on favour granted to relatives in various fields, including business, politics, entertainment, sports, religion and other activities.
Nyaya Tharasu is a 1989 Indian Tamil film, directed by K. Rajeshwar making his directorial debut, starring Nizhalgal Ravi and Radha in lead roles.
Outlook is a weekly general interest English news magazine published in India.
Padinjarethalakal Cherian Alexander (20 March 1921 – 10 August 2011) was an Indian Administrative Service officer of 1948 batch who served as the Governor of Tamil Nadu from 1988 to 1990 and as the Governor of Maharashtra from 1993 to 2002.
Paadatha Thenikkal is a 1988 Tamil-language Indian feature film directed by V.M.C.Haneefa, starring Sivakumar and Radhika in lead role.
Paasa Paravaigal (Lovable Birds) is 1988 Tamil Family - Drama film was directed by Cochin Haneefa and produced by Murasoli Selvam.
Palaivana Rojakkal is a 1986 Indian Tamil-language political satire film written by M. Karunanidhi and directed by Manivannan.
Panam (English: Money) is a 1952 Indian Tamil-language film, directed by N. S. Krishnan.
Parasakthi (English: The Goddess) is a 1952 Indian Tamil-language drama film directed by R. Krishnan and S. Panju.
Paasakiligal is a film released on Pongal Day 2006 about sentiments between two brothers and a sister.
Pen Singam (Lioness) is a 2010 Tamil language film directed by Bali Srirangam.
Pillaiyo Pillai (English: Son, Oh Son!) is 1972 Tamil language romance drama film directed by Krishnan-Panju and produced by Murasoli Maran.
The legendary folklore Annanmar Kathai also called Ponnar-Shankar Kathai is set in the medieval period (600–1300 CE), post-Sangam history of the Tamil country.
Ponnar Shankar is a 2011 Indian epic historical drama film produced and directed by Thiagarajan.
Poomalai (Garland of Flowers) is 1965 Indian Tamil-language woman's film directed by P. Neelakantan and produced by Murasoli Maran.
Poompuhar (பூம்புகார்.) is a Tamil epic film directed by P. Neelakantan based on one of The Five Great Epics of Tamil Literature Silapadhigaaram in 1964.
In India, President's rule refers to suspension of state government and imposition of direct Central Government rule in a state.
Pudhaiyal (Treasure) is a Comedy-drama Tamil film that starring Sivaji Ganesan and Padmini in the lead roles.
Pudhumai Pithan is a Tamil language film starring M. G. Ramachandran, T. R. Rajakumari and B. S. Saroja in the lead role.
Puthiya Parasakthi (Tamil: புதிய பராசக்தி) is a 1996 Indian Tamil film, directed by Gowri Rajan and produced by G. Agastin.
Raja Rani (King, Queen) is a 1956 Indian Tamil-language film that starring Sivaji Ganesan and Padmini in the lead roles.
Rajakumari is a 1947 Tamil language Indian film directed by A. S. A. Sami, starring M. G. Ramachandran and K. Malathi in the lead roles.
Rajiv Ratna Gandhi (20 August 1944 – 21 May 1991) was an Indian politician who served as the 6th Prime Minister of India from 1984 to 1989.
The Rajya Sabha or Council of States is the upper house of the Parliament of India.
Rama or Ram (Sanskrit: राम, IAST: Rāma), also known as Ramachandra, is a major deity of Hinduism.
Rangoon Radha (ரங்கூன் ராதா) is a Tamil film about a man trying to steal his wife's fortune.
In philosophy, rationalism is the epistemological view that "regards reason as the chief source and test of knowledge" or "any view appealing to reason as a source of knowledge or justification".
Sedapatti Suryanarayana Rajendran Thevar, commonly known by his stage name S. S. Rajendran (SSR) (்.; January 1928 – 24 October 2014), was an Indian film actor, director, producer and politician.
Saidapet is a constituency of the legislative assembly of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
The Self-Respect Movement is a movement with the aim of achieving a society where backward castes have equal human rights, and encouraging backward castes to have self-respect in the context of a caste-based society that considered them to be a lower end of the hierarchy.
"Semmozhiyaana Thamizh Mozhiyaam" (செம்மொழியான தமிழ் மொழியாம்; alternately titled Tamil Meet Anthem, World Classical Tamil Conference Theme or Semmozhi) is a Tamil song composed by A. R. Rahman, penned by former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi and performed by several leading Tamil artistes of over three generations.
Sethusamudram Shipping Canal Project is a proposed project to create a shipping route in the shallow straits between India and Sri Lanka.
Silappadikaram (republished as The Tale of an Anklet) is one of The Five Great Epics of Tamil Literature according to later Tamil literary tradition.
Villupuram Chinnaiah Ganesan, known by his stage name Sivaji Ganesan, (1 October 1928 – 21 July 2001) was an Indian actor, producer and composer.
Surjit Singh Barnala (21 October 1925 – 14 January 2017) was an Indian politician who served as the Chief Minister of Punjab state from 1985 to 1987.
Tamil cinema is Indian motion pictures produced in the Tamil language.
Tamil (தமிழ்) is a Dravidian language predominantly spoken by the Tamil people of India and Sri Lanka, and by the Tamil diaspora, Sri Lankan Moors, Burghers, Douglas, and Chindians.
Tamil literature (தமிழ் இலக்கியம்) refers to the literature in the Tamil language.
Tamil Nadu (• tamiḻ nāḍu ? literally 'The Land of Tamils' or 'Tamil Country') is one of the 29 states of India.
The Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly alone has powers to legislate laws covering state subjects in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
The fifth legislative assembly election of Tamil Nadu was held in March 1971.
The sixth legislative assembly election of Tamil Nadu was held on June 10, 1977.
The seventh legislative assembly election to Tamil Nadu was held on May 28, 1980.
The ninth legislative assembly election of Tamil Nadu was held on 21 January 1989.
The tenth legislative assembly election of Tamil Nadu was held on 24 June 1991.
The eleventh legislative assembly election of Tamil Nadu was held on 2 May 1996.
The twelfth legislative assembly election of Tamil Nadu was held on May 10, 2001.
The thirteenth legislative assembly election, of Tamil Nadu was held on May 8, 2006.
The fourteenth legislative assembly election was held on 13 April 2011 to elect members from 234 constituencies in the India state of Tamil Nadu.
The Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election was held on 16 May 2016 for the 232 seats (except Thanjavur and Aravakurichi) of the Legislative Assembly in the state of Tamil Nadu in India.
The Telugu people or Telugu Praajalu are the people who speak Telugu as a first language.
Thanjavur, formerly Tanjore,Pletcher 2010, p. 195 is a city in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Thayilla Pillai is 1961 Tamil language drama film produced and directed by L. V. Prasad.
The Caravan is an Indian English-language, long-form narrative journalism magazine covering politics and culture.
The Indian Express is an English-language Indian daily newspaper.
Thenpandi Singam is a Tamil historical novel written by Kalaignar M. Karunanidhi, who based his novel on a legendary story of Valukku Veli, a Petty chief ruling Paganeri Nadu, one of the Kallar nadus in the 18th century.
The third legislative assembly of Madras state (3 March 1962 - 28 February 1967) was constituted in March 1962 after the assembly election which was held in February 1962.
Thirteenth Assembly of Tamil Nadu was instituted after the victory of DMK and allies, in the 2006 state assembly election.
Thirukkuvalai is a village situated in Nagapattinam district of Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Thirumbi Paar (திரும்பிப் பார்; English: Look Back!) is a 1953 Tamil language film starring Sivaji Ganesan, P. V. Narasimha Bharathi, Pandari Bai, Krishna Kumari and Girija in the lead roles.
Thiruvalluvar, also known as Valluvar, was a celebrated Tamil poet and philosopher.
The Tirukkural or Thirukkural (திருக்குறள், literally Sacred Verses), or shortly the Kural, is a classic Tamil text consisting of 1,330 couplets or Kurals, dealing with the everyday virtues of an individual.
Tiruvarur is a state assembly constituency in Tiruvarur district in Tamil Nadu.
Sardar Ujjal Singh (27 December 1895 – 15 February 1983) was an Indian politician who served as the Governor of Punjab (1 September 1965 – 26 June 1966), followed by Governor of Tamil Nadu from (28.06.1966 -16.06.1967).
Uliyin Osai (உளியின் ஒசை, Sound of Chisel) is a 2008 Indian Tamil period drama film written by Karunanidhi and directed by Ilavenil, starring Vineeth in the lead role, with Keerthi Chawla.
United News of India (UNI) is a multilingual news agency in India.
Untouchability is the practice of ostracising a group by segregating them from the mainstream by social custom or legal mandate.
Janaki Ramachandran (30 November 192319 May 1996, née Vaikom Narayani Janaki), commonly known as V. N. Janaki, was an Indian politician and Movement activist and social media spoof of tamilnadu.
V. R. Nedunchezhiyan (11 July 1920 – 12 January 2000) was a Chief Minister of the state of Tamil Nadu, India,He was appointed 2nd Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu in two tenures (3 February 1969 – 10 February 1969 and 24 December 1987 – 7 January 1988). Nedunchezhiyan was a minister under the governments of C. N. Annadurai, M. Karunanidhi, M. G. Ramachandran and J. Jayalalithaa. Nedunchezhiyan was born at Thirukkannapuram on 11 July 1920. He became involved with politics while at Annamalai University and joined the Dravidar Kazhagam party in 1944. In 1949, he and C. N. Annadurai formed the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), with the latter as leader and Nedunchezhiyan acting as deputy general secretary until 1955. He was general secretary between 1955-61 and then chairman of the party's general council until 1969. Nedunchezhiyan was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Tamil Nadu in 1962 and in 1967 became a cabinet minister when the DMK took power. He was briefly acting Chief Minister for the state following the death of Annadurai's death in 1969, taking the role until M. Karunanidhi was appointed. He then continued as a cabinet minister in the Karunanidhi cabinet until the DMK lost power in 1976. Together with Sathyavani Muthu, Nedunchezhiyan left the DMK to form a new political party called the Makkal DMK but this did not last long. The party merged with the Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (ADMK), which was by then in government, in 1978 and from 1980 Nedunchezhiyan was again a cabinet minister, this time under the leadership of ADMK's M. G. Ramachandran. He held the position of Finance Minister from 1980 to 1987 and once again became acting Chief Minister in the latter year when Ramachandran died. He was a candidate in the subsequent leadership election but lost to Ramachandran's wife, Janaki. Nedunchezhiyan briefly aligned himself with the Jayalalitha-led group within the ADMK but was expelled from the party in 1988 after disputes with its leaders. He stood in the 1989 state elections and later that year returned to the party fold after Jayalalitha had successfully reunified it. He remained loyal to her thereafter and served as Finance Minister again between 1991-1996. He died of heart failure in hospital on 12 January 2000. He was survived by his wife, Visalakshi, and a son.
Valluvar Kottam (வள்ளுவர் கோட்டம்) is a popular monument in Chennai, dedicated to the classical Tamil poet, philosopher, and saint, Thiruvalluvar.
Veeranam Lake (Veeranarayanapuram Lake) is located SSW of Nattarmangalam in Cuddalore district in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India.
Thiruvenkadam Velupillai Prabhakaran (வேலுப்பிள்ளை பிரபாகரன்;, 26 November 1954 19 May 2009) was the founder and leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (the LTTE or the Tamil Tigers), a militant organization that sought to create an independent Tamil state in the north and east of Sri Lanka.
The World Classical Tamil Conference 2010 was an international gathering of scholars, poets, political leaders and celebrities with an interest in Tamil people, the Tamil language and Tamil literature.
A zamindar in the Indian subcontinent was an aristocrat.
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