When paddy activist was hospitalised recently for cancer treatment, Sivakarthikeyan visited him and gave money to meet hospital expenses.
And soon after the noted farmer breathed his last on Thursday morning, Sivakarthikeyan came forward to bear the expenses to shift his body to his native place in Thiruvarur district. The ‘Velaikkaran’ actor has also said he would bear the education expenses of Jayaraman’s son.
Karthi, Soori and Vishal too have paid tributes to Jayaraman, who was instrumental behind reviving several native paddy varieties of India. Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, DMK president M K Stalin and a host of other political leaders expressed condolence over Jayaraman’s death.
In a tweet, Vishal, the president of Tamil Film Producers Council and general secretary of Nadigar Sangam, said, “Deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Nel Jayaraman Ayya….His contributions towards Agriculture & Farming is immense. He led many Youngters towards Agriculture. May his soul RIP & my condolences to his Friends & Family…. #NelJayaraman #RIPNelJayaraman.”