Rajaji Memorial in Thorapalli is the house that Chakravarthi Rajagopalachari (10 December 1878–25 December 1972) was born and raised in till he was 11 years old. C. Rajagopalachari, or Rajaji as he is fondly remembered, was a freedom fighter and a leader of caliber. C. Rajagopalachari was not only the chief minister of Tamil Nadu, he was the leader of the Indian National Congress, minister for home affairs of the Indian union, the governor of West Bengal and premier of the Madras Presidency.
C. Rajagopalachari was the first Indian viceroy and the last governor general of India. Rajaji, fondly remembered as the Mango of Salem, was the recipient of the Bharath Ratna award. Rajaji was a virtuous leader who did complete justice to every cap that he wore. There are numerous lessons that are relevant to this day to be learnt from Rajaji’s lifetime. The memorial, with his belongings and his life story, immortalised in photographs, keeps his legacy alive. The memorial, while upholding his values and ideologies, keeps a part of Rajaji alive long after his lifetime.