Suriya donates Rs 15 lakhs to Parvathi Ammal, the real-life inspiration for Jai Bhim
On Tuesday, actor-producer Suriya met Parvathi Ammal, whose life story inspired the plot of ‘Jai Bhim’, and handed over the documents of fixed deposits worth Rs 15 lakhs. Rs 10 lakhs of this is contributed by Suriya alone and the other Rs 5 lakhs is on behalf of his production house 2D Entertainment, which is also headed by his wife Jyotika.
In 1993, Parvathi Ammal had fought a long legal battle for her husband Rajakannu and sought justice after he was killed in police custody. Earlier, actor-filmmaker Lawrence, who is also known for his philanthropic activities, had announced that he will build a house for Parvathi.
Prior to ‘Jai Bhim’ release, Suriya also donated Rs 1 crore to the Tamil Nadu government for the education and welfare of Irular students. The amount was donated to the Pazhankudi Irular Educational Trust, which works towards the education and welfare of the students from Irular community. The cheque was handed over to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin.