A great and renowned political leader and a talented versatile actor, the late Chief Minister now rests peacefully in Marina Beach. A memorial structure built to honour the acts and services of MG Ramachandran is a renowned tourist attraction in Chennai. The memorial was renovated with two leaves and a mythological landscaping of the area around.
The memorial is surrounded with open areas of grass for kids to roll over, beautiful pathways, a splendid water fountain with the long stretch of Marina beach as the backdrop. The site attracts a huge crowd with its attractions and ardent MGR fans regularly visit the memorial to pay homage to the great leader. He was also posthumously honoured with the Bharat Ratna Award for his great deeds and actions. He is also fondly known as the Puratchi Thalaivar- a revolutionary leader by his followers.