Chief minister of Tamil Nadu Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy CM O Panneerselvam paid tributes to Muthuramalinga Thevar's statue in Madurai on the occasion of 112th birth anniversary. 

Muthuramalinga Thevar was known as the Tilak of South India and was part of the Indian National Congress till 1939. He later joined the Forward Block and was there till his death. 

PMR was a renowned freedom fighter and spent close to ten years in prison. He belonged to a family of landlords who came from a Justice Party background. 

Although there is no official holiday on this day in Tamil Nadu, many schools across the state have remained shut. Sivaganga collector J Jayakanthan said that all schools in the district including those in Sivaganga, Thirupuvanam, Manamadurai, Kalayarkoil and Ilayankudi panchayat unions would remain closed. 

Netizens too paid tributes to this freedom fighter and #ThevarJayanti trended all throughout the day.