Leaders, stars grace wedding reception of Alagiri`s son

A host of political leaders and the cream of Tamil film world were among those who turned up for the wedding reception of Union Minister M K Alagiri`s son Durai Dayanidhi Wednesday at the sprawling Tamukkam grounds here.

Updated: Nov 17, 2010, 23:30 PM IST

Madurai: A host of political leaders and the
cream of Tamil film world were among those who turned up for
the wedding reception of Union Minister M K Alagiri`s son
Durai Dayanidhi Wednesday at the sprawling Tamukkam grounds here
which was converted into excellently decorated wedding hall.

Alagiri`s father and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M
Karunanidhi, his younger brother and the Deputy Chief Minister
MK Stalin and other members of DMK`s first family were
present at the reception held under very tight security.

Former Union telecom minister A Raja, who quit over the 2G
spectrum scam, was seen standing near Karunanidhi for a long
time, chatting with him at times.

Entry into the grounds was allowed only to VIPs, senior
partymen and those close to Alagiri, the party`s strongman in
southern districts.

Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel, Congress leaders,
including Jayanthi Natarajan, PMK president GK Mani were
among the political leaders who attended the reception.

Actors Kamal Hassan, Kushbu, Vadivel, Napolean, Madhavan,
Ajit were among the notable stars from the tinsel world who
greeted Durai Dayanidhi and Anusha, daughter of a
Chennai-based advocate.

Almost all family members of Alagiri, including his mother
Dayalu Ammal, were seen at the specially-decked dais put up
for the reception. Karunanidhi`s daughter Kanimozhi and her
mother Rajathi Ammal greeted the couple.

A performance by members of noted music director Gangai
Amaran`s orchestra, which lasted for over 3 hours, was the
highlight of the function.

A sumptuous dinner with a variety of dishes also formed
part of the reception.

The wedding would take place tomorrow.

Police made elaborate security arrangements for the
function around the grounds and the entire city was
illuminated brightly. Traffic had been regulated in certain
areas for easy flow.

PTI