GOLDEN HEART –A.P.Janarthanam Back
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know that Anna had a very big heart. His affection for his followers
was boundless. Many a hut-dwellers has told me how he was comforted
by Anna. I have been drilled into simplicity, sincerity, dedication
and devotion to our sterling ideals by Periyar and Anna.
Anna glowed in the company of comrades like K.V.Alagirisami.
He always preferred plain at and mixture. He petted and patted
me in my teens. He waxed eloquent on the excellent achievements
of our great people. He painted me pictures of early Tamils
conquering the seas and scaling the heights of the Himalayas.
He rolled out Marshall and Heras who brought to light our Mohenja
He conquered by love and his writing and speeches attracted
lots of youngsters. I was close to him from 1938. College students
were converted by his writings in “Dravida Nadu”.
By his simplicity, affection, protection of Periyar and the
Dravidian themes, he is our Demosthenes.
Very brilliant people in various fields were attracted by Anna.
Particularly, in the field, the Ace Comedian N.S.K., Nadippisai
Pulavar K.R.R., Latchia Nadigar SSR, Nadigamani D.V.N. M.G.R
and Sivaji Ganesan, all rallied aournd him. They acted in his
dramas & films and which carried our messages to the farthest