Makkal Needhi Maiam leader Kamal Haasan has urged the Kerala government and its people to help Tamil Nadu "stand up on its feet again" in the wake of the devastating Gaja cyclone.
"Damage to crops, standing trees and boats is so extensive that the very source of life of our farmers and fishermen has been uprooted," the actor said in a letter to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
"We urge you to rise above politics and show true spirit of human kindness", he pleaded. He said it would take years to overcome the damage caused by the cyclone."However, we can begin now and start the process to rehabilitate and restore normalcy" in the worst hit coastal districts", Haasan said.