The 'Mani Mandapam' for the late actor had been built at a cost of ₹2.8 crores and will also have his statue, which was earlier installed at Kamarajar Salai.
"If I had not been an actor, I would have still been a fan of Sivaji Ganesan and I would have been here, waiting to see the inauguration of this memorial," Kamal said.
Mr. Jayakumar, who has been highly critical of Kamal Haasan in view of the latter's attacks on the government, presented a shawl to the actor on the occasion, while Deputy Chief Minister Mr. O Panneerselvam did the honours for Rajinikanth.
Said Rajinikanth: "At a time when how one should act was predefined, Sivaji Ganesan created a revolution as far as all aspects of acting were concerned.
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