[October 04, 2008]( Indiaglitz Internet web)

A Grand Reunion

Who's who of yesteryear Tamil filmdom gathered under one roof to offer felicitations to veteran actress B Saroja Devi who is a recipient of the National award for her lifetime achievement. The stalwarts of Tamil cinema who left an impact on screen etching out memorable roles attended a grand dinner hosted by Saroja Devi in Chennai on Friday.


Vyjayanthimala, S Varalakshmi, Manorama, Anjali Devi, Raja Sulochana, Sachu, M N Rajam, Saradha, Manjula, Deva Sena (director Sridhar's wife), Kutty Padmini, S S Rajendran, Vijayakumar, Y Gee Mahendran, Nadigar Sangam president Sarath Kumar, actress Suhasini, Anu Haasan, Sivaji Ganesan's sons Ram Kumar and Prabhu along with their family, director S A Chandrasekhar and dialogue writer S A Chandrasekhar among others took part. Playback singer A L Raghavan Dr Kamala Selvaraj (daughter of Gemini Ganesan) and Latha Rajendran of MGR family.

Those attended the party recalled their moments of glory in Tamil cinema. Varalakshmi and Manorama sang songs from their classics. Speaking on the occasion, an emotionally choked Saroja Devi, said, “I would like to die this moment itself. I am extremely touched by my friends respecting my invitation and attending the party in large numbers. It is greater that winning the Oscar award.” On the occasion, ace actor Sivakumar presented a pencil sketch of Saroja Devi to the renowned actress.