"Critical Years of an Immortal Legend" - A book on Puratchi Thalaivar MGR
Photo caption (Left to Right):'The book titled 'Critical Years of an Immortal Legend' is penned by Dr.H.V.Hande launched today by Hon D.Jayakumar (Minister for fisheries-Govt of Tamilnadu) present on the occasion (Left to Right) veteran actress Mrs.Latha, Mr.J.C.D.Prabhakar, C.Ponnayan(Former Minister)and Mr.Nalli Kuppuswami.'
Chennai, 28th March 2019: Dr H V Hande, a well-known face in the medical field of Tamil Nadu , was also a politician in the yesteryears. He was elected to the Tamil Nadu legislative assembly from Park town constituency as a Swatantra party candidate in 1967 and 1971 elections. Having worked closely with political stalwarts, Dr H V Hande was inspired to write a book on the memorable accounts of Puratchi Thalaivar Dr M G Ramachandran. The book has been launched, in two languages - English and Tamil.
The book titled “Critical Years of an Immortal Legend’, recounts the days when DR. Hande was closely associated with the treatment given to MGR during his critical phase. Dr Hande was the Health Minster in MGR’s cabinet and has played a significant role in the treatment provided for the legend during his critical years.
“ Though I had worked closely with a few important political leaders in the past, MGR had been my source of inspiration in every aspect of my life. During the time of his treatment, I had recorded my memories with him and kept noting them down. The Eureka moment came during an event I attended at Kuala Lampur in 2017, In connection with “ MGR Centenary Celebrations”. After I delivered my speech about Puratchithalaivar, a number of person in the audience urged me to bring these facts in the form of a book,” says Dr Hande , recollecting his motivation to write the book.
The book narrates the critical period of MGR and what transpired during the phase and also the happenings there after.