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Jaishankar’s son to set up medical trust for poor!!
March 31, 2006

Jaishankar is an unforgettable hero of the yesteryears. In the era dominated by Sivaji Ganesan, MGR and Gemini Ganesan, he created his own niche by excellent portrayals of interesting characters. Known as South Indian James Bond because of his roles as the investigative detective in Vallavan Oruvan and CID Shankar and Friday star because he invariably had a release every week, Jai as he was popularly called in the industry was a bankable star. He was also adept at comedy and contemporary portrayals as seen in Pattanathil Bhootham, Nootrukku Nooru and Kuzhandaiyum Deivamum. With emergence of Rajinikanth as the hero, he continued to play villain in many films, notable being Murattukkalai. Years ago, Rajini was the villain in Gayathri which had Jai as the hero!

He was a very committed professional and also a sunny personality who was always jovial on the sets. He passed away in 2000 following a heart attack on a visit to the Gulf.

Unlike Prabhu and Karthik, sons of his contemporaries who chose to become actors, Jaishankar’s son, Vijay Shankar, is an eye surgeon. Vijay said that his father wanted to be a surgeon but could not and hence he chose to be one. He announced that although he had been receiving plenty of offers to act, he declined all of them, because he felt passionate about his profession.

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Every year he conducts 15 free eye surgeries on his father’s birthday. He planned to create a trust in his father’s memory and conduct these camps on a larger scale and later include some more specialities like cardiac surgeries also.

Good work, mate, keep it up!
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