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Suriya, family donate Rs1 crore to Tamil Nadu CM's relief fund

Pictures of the actor, his father and brother meeting state chief minister MK Stalin went viral on social media.

Haricharan Pudipeddi

Actor Suriya, his brother Karthi and their father, the veteran actor Sivakumar, met Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin on Wednesday to hand over a cheque of Rs1 crore for the Chief Minister's Public Relief Fund (CMPRF) in order to aid the state in its battle against COVID-19. 

Pictures of the meeting went viral on social media.

Earlier this week, Stalin requested organisations to donate generously to the CMPRF. 

In a statement, Stalin said that the state was in dire need of financial support during this crisis. He also revealed that money donated to the CMPRF would be spent on the infrastructural development of hospitals. 

A few months ago, Suriya tested positive for the coronavirus. He had tweeted, “I am undergoing treatment for COVID-19 and am feeling much better now. Let us all realise that life hasn’t returned to normalcy yet. We also cannot be filled with fear and let life come to a standstill. We still need to be careful and safe. Lots of love and gratitude to the dedicated doctors and medical staff standing by my side.”

Suriya, who was recently seen in the Tamil biographical drama Soorarai Pottru (2020), which was premiered on Amazon Prime. The film was based on the life of captain GR Gopinath, the founder of Air Deccan. 

Suriya recently completed shooting for the upcoming Netflix original film Navarasa. This project marks the actor’s reunion with director Gautham Menon after many years

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