V. P. Ganesan

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V. P. Ganesan
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V. P. Ganesan
Born Sri Lanka
Died 02-08-1996
Sri Lanka
Nationality Sri Lankan
Known for Trade Unionism, Film Making
Spouse(s) Diana Ruth Thavamani
Children Mano, Baskaran, Gowri, Praba, Prakash

Vythilingam Palanisamy Ganesan(Known as V. P. Ganesan) was a Sri Lankan trade unionist, politician, film producer and actor.


V. P. Ganesan and wife Diana Ruth Ganesan are seen at their wedding day.

Ganeshan was the president of the trade union, Democratic Workers Congress and father of Mano, a Sri Lankan Minister and human rights defender, Praba, a former Member of Parliament, Gowri, a solicitor, Baskaran and Prakash, prominent industrialists in the hotel trade.

Ganesan was the Sri Lankan equivalent of M.G. Ramachandran of Tamil Nadu. He produced and acted in the lead roles in three movies, Pudhiya Kattru, Naan Ungal Thozhan and Naadu Pottra Vaazhgha. As of now, he remains the only film producer to make three Tamil films in Sri Lanka and all of them were reasonable successes.[1]

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  1. ^ "Symposium: Sri Lanka's cultural experience - For a distinct identity". Transcurrents.com Blog. October 1, 2005. Retrieved 2007-12-14. 

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