Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today announced that a memorial will be built here honouring legendary actor late Sivaji Ganesan. Making a suo moto statement in the assembly, she said on September 26, 2002, she had ordered conveyance of 65 cents of land owned by Public Works Department in Adyar to South Indian Film Artists Association for constructing a memorial for Sivaji Ganesan following requests.
The land was handed over to the association and since a road leading to judges’ quarters was situated amid the land, the government asked the association to give Rs 4.20 lakh for laying a separate road. The association said it could give only Rs 2 lakh and remitted it on July 26, 2004 and the remaining Rs 2.20 lakh was borne by the government. A compound wall around the land given for building the memorial was built on February 13, 2006.