The pioneer of organic farming in Tamil Nadu, G Nammalvar, died at the age of 75 in Athivetti village in Thanjavur district on Monday. He is survived by wife, Savithri, and daughter, Meena.
Sources close to Nammalvar said he died due to age-related ailments. He was in Athivetti while leading a campaign against a private company's methane exploration project in the Cauvery delta. Angels Raja, a close associate of Nammalvar, said the latter had not been feeling well for the past few days. "But he refused to stay away from the campaign against the methane exploration project. He even attended a book release function on Sunday in the Mullivaikkal Mutram in Thanjavur," Raja said. ... more
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