Chennai, May 26
Putting a stop to the protests raging in Tamil Nadu that super star Rajinikanth is not a Tamilian, the actor clarified that he is 100 per cent Tamilian and Nachikuppam village in Krishnagiri district is his native place since his parents and ancestors lived there. The villagers are waiting for Rajinikanth’s visit to his native village. Nachikuppam village in Veppanapalli taluqa is located on the borders of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka states.
About 500 families are living here.It is known that the actor’s father Raneji Rao was born in this village. He migrated to Somanahalli village in Kanakapura taluqa of Karnataka State in search of a job. There he married Ramabai and had four children– Satyanarayanan, Yashwant Rao, Shivaji Rao and Ashwatammal. The third son Shivaji Rao entered movie industry and changed his name as Rajinikanth.
After the demise of Rajinikanth’s ancestors, their houses in the village were in ruins.The actor’s brother Satyanarayanan had purchased 2.5 acres land near the house of his ancestors in the village. He constructed water tanks in memory of his parents.
Earlier he announced of constructing a school and marriage hall in the village. But due to lack of water supply in the drought-prone area, he could not take up development programmes. After Rajinikanth revealed about his native village, the Nachikuppam villagers are requesting him to visit the place once.