The “green man”

It is no surprise that Adyar’s MV Murthy is called ‘Pasumai’ Murthy. For, the neighbourhood owes a major portion of its green cover to this 50-year-old. A resident of LMN Koil Street, Murthy has till date planted about 1,410 trees. In his words, “Having been born and brought up in Adyar, I could not simply sit and watch the greenery disappear”’. But in 2000, he had to leave his home to work in Kuwait. After another few years of working in Dubai, he returned for good in 2012. Continue Reading