It was a moment of celebration for followers of former telecom minister A Raja on Tuesday as they burst crackers and distributed sweets among themselves to celebrate his release from prison on bail in the 2G case.
Sound of crackers resonated Motilal Nehru Marg where Raja's residence is located and his followers raised slogans praising the DMK leader.
Accompanied by DMK parliamentary party leader TR Baalu, Raja arrived at this house a little after 7.40pm, minutes after he walked out of jail.
As his car entered the gate, crackers were burst and followers beat drums and sang songs to welcome him.
It took a few minutes for the driver to enter the residence as he negotiated through mediapersons who had assembled in large numbers.
His supporters kept beating drums and raising slogans as Raja was welcomed by his wife Parameshwari at the entrance of their house.
Soon, Raja was welcomed with aarati by his relatives and went inside where his supporters and DMK leaders were waiting for him.
Union minister of state, social justice and empowerment Napoleon came a little later to greet Raja.
A number of people had come from Chennai and his native of Perambalur near Tiruchi in Tamil Nadu to meet and welcome Raja.
A little later, the DMK MP from Nilgiris came and posed for photographs after a request from still photographers.
Arrangements were also being made for a gala dinner on Tuesday night for his supporters, DMK leaders and lawyers to celebrate the ocassion.