Kanchi Pudhu Periyava reminisces: It was in Kalavai where Kanchi Mahaperiyava was staying that time in the early 1970s. MGR had come there to get Swamigal's blessings for his new political party AIADMK. I was standing a few feet away from Periyava and MGR. There was a Mango tree near us and from it fell a cluster of leaves.
It had Two Leaves in it. MGR saw it and took it to be Swamigal's blessings and immediately decided that Two Leaves will be his party's symbol!
2017 is the Centenary year for MGR. He would have celebrated his 100th birthday this year.