Sadly! one of well-known Gandhian activist passed away during his protest in July 31, 2015. Today I get to know it while reading news over Internet. I was also participated once in a protest along with him around 2 years ago. He had staged many protests with his National Peoples Federation, including a 33-day hunger strike in 2013, and a long fast in 2014 at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, demanding nationwide prohibition.
May God rest his soul in peace!!
Sasi Perumal (1955- 31 July 2015) was well-known Gandhian activist and anti-liquor activist. He had been protesting for the enforcement of prohibition in Tamil Nadu for over four decades.He died near Marthandam in Kanyakumari after staging a demonstration atop a BSNL tower for the removal of a TASMAC outlet near a church at Unnamalaikkadai.
His death sparked a series of violent protests in Tamil Nadu. On 3 August 2015, MDMK general secretary Vaiko was charged with rioting after a demonstration in his native village, Kalingapatty. On 5 August, a 40-year-old TASMAC employee was killed when a kerosene bottle was thrown in his shop. With State Assembly elections due in 2016, many political parties including the DMK have pronounced themselves in favour of prohibition.