Singapore Welcomes MGR

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Jalan Besar Stadium never saw such wild scenes of emotion when over 10,000 local fans turned up to welcome their idol, Indian screen hero M.G. Ramachandran, popularly known as MGR. Women wept with joy and men yelled. They all shouted “Long Live MGR” reverberated round Jalan Besar Stadium as the veteran actor alighted from a Rolls Royce. The crowd stood spellbound by his voice as he spoke to them about the movie industry and his experiences. MGR and his 26-member troupe flew in from Bangkok a day before for location shooting of his film – “The youth who wanders around the world”. They shot some scenes at the Haw Par Villa in Pasir Panjang Road.

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