Silver coins sit in stacks before the minting process. (Photographer: Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg)

Centre To Mint Rs 100 Coins To Commemorate MGR’s Birth Centenary

The government will issue Rs 100 and Rs 5 coins to commemorate the birth centenary of Bharat Ratna awardee and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister late MG Ramachandran.

The coins will bear his portrait in the centre along with the inscription ‘Dr MG Ramachandran Birth Centenary’ on the lower periphery. The same will also be in Devnagari script on the upper periphery.

The year ‘1917-2017’ will be flanked below the portrait of MG Ramachandran, said the notification issued in this regard. On the obverse side, the coins will bear the Lion Capital of Ashoka Pillar in the centre with the inscription Satyamev Jayte.

The Rs 100 and Rs 5 coins will weigh 35 grams and 6 grams, respectively.

Ramachandran, popularly known as MGR, was the founder of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) party, currently ruling in Tamil Nadu.

A film actor and a three-time Chief Minister, he was awarded the Bharat Ratna posthumously in 1988.