Chennai, Jan 27 (): Superstar Rajinikanth met the Chief Minister of Tamilnadu, Jayalalithaa on Friday, Jan 27 and gave Rs.10 lakh to the Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund to help the sufferers of Cyclone Thane which recently hit the state.
Rajinikanth on Friday reached Jayalalithaa’s place and gave the money. This is the first meeting between Rajini and Jaya after the AIADMK came to power in May 2011.
Rajinikanth described the meeting as a “courtesy call” and said he had called on her for the first time after his recovery.
In 1996 Rajini opposed Jaya’s AIADMK party in election. But after that the relation became better and Rajini remained neutral in the election held later. In 2011 State Assembly Election, there was speculation that Rajinikanth voted for Jayalalithaa’s AIADMK party.
The superstar had suffered a health scare last year when he fell sick during the shoot of Raana, and was admitted to hospital in Chennai before being flown out to Singapore for treatment. Rajinikanth had undergone treatment at a Singapore hospital as he was suffering from several disease including kidney and other gastro-intestinal problems.
Rajinikanth said he would soon be back with his latest Venture, “Kochadaiyaan”. There were also reports that Rajinikanth will soon construct a hospital in Chennai, aimed at providing ‘very affordable’ treatment to the people.
Thane cyclone relief fund is gathering money for the victims of the natural calamity. Almost 48 people died and the district of Cuddalore faced tremendous loss following the Thane Cyclone which hit Tamil Nadu on Dec 30.
The contribution to the Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund touched Rs 24,27,42,932 on Wednesday. On Wednesday alone, Rs 4.15 crore was donated by various institutions. Many educational and various other institutions contributed generously to the fund. Many Government employees contributed parted with their day’s salary.
The Chennai Corporation employees along with Mayor Saidai S Duraisamy’s donation of Rs 3 lakh donated Rs 1 crore to relief fund.