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Tiruchirappalli (also called Trichy or Tiruchi) is a city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and the administrative headquarters of the namesake district. Geographically located at the centre of the Tamil Nadu, it the fourth most populous city in the state.

Historically dating back to 3rd century BC, this city is an important educational hub boasting nationally recognised institutions such as the Anna University, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) and the National Institutes of Technology (NIT). Also the presence of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Golden Rock Railway Workshop, Ordnance Factory Tiruchirappalli (OFT) and a bunch of energy equipment manufacturing units in and around the city makes it the "Energy equipment and fabrication capital of India". Trichy is a transport hub having excellent infrastructure for surface and air transport, particularly the road and rail sector, which keeps the city busy 24/7.

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Tiruchirappalli Junction (Tamil: திருச்சிராப்பள்ளி சந்திப்பு) is a Railway Station-cum-Junction in Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu. It serves as the headquarters for Tiruchirappalli Railway Division of the Southern Railway Zone. The station code is TPJ, used for official purposes. It is one of the second biggest and busiest railway junctions in Southern Railway zone. It has been awarded 5 stars for electricity conservation. Golden Rock Railway Workshop and Diesel Loco Shed were involved in maintaining the bogies and locomotives respectively for passenger and freight operations.

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Vaali (born T. S. Rangarajan; 29 October 1931 – 18 July 2013) was an Indian poet and lyricist whose works were in Tamil, had a five decade long association with the Tamil film industry, wrote over 15,000 songs. He acted in a number of films, including Sathya, Hey Ram, Paarthale Paravasam and Poikkal Kudhirai. He was honoured by the Government of India with the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour.

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