Manorama brought Karunanidhi, Jayalalithaa togetherPublished: October 12, 2015
Political leaders of the state, including chief minister J Jayalalithaa, DMK president M Karunanidhi, Tamil Maanila Congress (Moopanar) president G K Vasan, Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi president Thirumavalavan and BJP state president Tamilisai Soundararajan visited Manorama’s residence and paid floral tributes to her mortal remains.
While PMK founder S Ramadoss, DMK treasurer M K Stalin and other politicos issues statements condoling the veteran actress’ death.
Talking to journalists after paying last respects to Manorama’s body, Jayalalithaa said the actress’ demise was an irreparable loss and the vacuum created by her passing away cannot be filled by anyone.
“There had been no accomplished achiever like Manorama in the Tamil film world and there would be none in the future as well,” she said.
“We had acted together in many movies. She would affectionately call me Ammu and I would call her Manorama. On days when we did not shoot, there have been several times when I have visited her home and she would ask if I would have something to eat and I would reply in the affirmative and she herself would serve the food. Similarly, when she came to my house we would eat together. I can hardly forget those days. The bond between us is inseparable,” she added.
“MGR always had a special affection for Manorama. Similarly, Sivaji Ganesan used to tell me that when it came to acting Manorama was a genius. Just as we refer to Sivaji Ganesan as Nadigar Thilagam, we can describe her as Nadigaiyar Thilagam or as Penn Nadigar Thilagam,” Jaylalithaa said.