110th birth anniversary of former CM Kamaraj celebrated

Last Updated: Sunday, July 15, 2012 - 17:54

Chennai: Veteran Congress leader and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, the late K Kamaraj, was remembered today across the state on the occasion of his 110th birth anniversary.

Kamaraj is credited with ushering in education revolution in the state by increasing student intake in schools by introducing the revolutionary free noon-meal scheme.
Widely respected across the political spectrum both in the state and national politics, Kamaraj was known for his simplicity in public life.
He was hailed as `Kingmaker` for his role in the ascent of the late Indira Gandhi to the Prime Minister`s post.

Functions were held by the state government, Opposition DMDK and Congress parties seperately across the state in memory of the leader.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, July 15, 2012 - 17:52

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