Soon, the Movement encompassed the entire Tamil speaking world, becoming a beacon for the community and a searchlight for its opponents. The opponents could not withstand the onslaught of the Movement. At least, their influence waned and South India became known as Periyar’s land, and justifiably so.
When parting ways with Periyar in 1949, Anna assured the people that Dravidar Kazhagam and the newly born Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam would function in unison, like a double barreled gun, and he kept his word till the end. Working with the same goal but in different areas, the mentor and the disciple have freed the land from the dark forces of Aryanism and usher`ed in the dawn of justice and fairplay, though there is yet a lot to be done in that direction