Tamil superstar Rajinikanth has thanked Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa for her government's decision to build a memorial for legendary Tamil actor Sivaji Ganeshan. On Wednesday, Jayalalithaa announced that a memorial will be built in Chennai honouring Sivaji Ganeshan.
"I sincerely thank the Tamil Nadu government's decision to honour actor Sivaji with a memorial," Rajinikanth said in a statement.Making a suo muto statement in the assembly, she said in September 2002, she had allotted land measuring 65 cents for the purpose of constructing a memorial for Sivaji and handed over the responsibility to South Indian Film Artists Association of Commerce.
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Sivaji Ganeshan in a screen grab from his film, Parasakthi.
Since the association had failed to utilise the land for the purpose, her government has decided to take the matter into its hands.
Sivaji, who has starred in over 250 Tamil films, is a recipient of Dadasaheb Phalkhe award.