Vital Statistics of Tamil Annai Statue

Published: 23rd July 2015 03:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd July 2015 03:53 AM   |  A+A-

Tamil Annai

Tamil Annai.jpgThe salient features of the Tamil Annai statue proposed to be installed in Madurai

■ 247 ft tall marking the 247 letters of the Tamil alphabet

■ 18 ft wide marking the 18 consonants (Mei Ezhuthukal)

■ Chief Minister Jayalalithaa announced in May 2013 that a Tamil Annai statue will be installed at a cost of Rs 100 crore

■ It will be the second statue of Tamil Annai in the state. MGR unveiled the earlier one during the fifth World Tamil Conference in 1981

■ At present, the tallest  statue in the State is of Tiruvalluvar in Kanyakumari  that is 133 feet

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