On Sivaji Ganesan’s 93rd birthday; Google pays special tribute with a Doodle; Kamal Haasan, Vikram Prabhu and netizens remember the legendary actor

Today (October 1) marks Tamil actor Sivaji Ganesan’s 93rd birth anniversary. Netizens and celebs have remembered the legendary actor of the Tamil film industry on his birth anniversary. Also, Google has celebrated the life and works of the acting maestro with a doodle.The Doodle was created by Bengaluru-based artist Noopur Rajesh Choksi.

Celebs like Kamal Haasan, Vikram Prabhu and several others paid tribute to the Marlon Brando of South India’s film industry on social media. Also, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin paid a floral tribute to Sivaji Ganesan at his memorial in Chennai.

Kamal Haasan took to his Twitter handle and shared a throwback photo with Sivaji and wrote in Tamil that is loosely translated as, “He saw the pinnacle of performing arts. He became the golden age of cinema. He still lives in the hearts of the people. Sivaji Ganesan has been an actor for ages. My prayers on his birthday.”

Take a look at his post here.

Sivaji Ganesan’s grandson and actor Vikram Prabhu shared the screenshots of the Google doodle and wrote, “Here is the #Googledoodle honouring the Legend #SivajiGanesan on his 93rd birthday. Appreciate the people from Google India & their guest artist Noopur Rajesh Choksi for the doodle art. Another proud moment! Love him and miss him more every year! (sic).”

For the unversed, Ganesan was a big name in the ‘60s and ‘70s as he did many movies in many languages; nearly 288 languages including Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi. Apart from being an actor, Ganesan was also a trained dancer in Bharatanatyam, Kathak and Manipuri dance forms.

He was awarded the highest honour for cinema, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, in 1997.

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