Actor Vijay Sethupathi recently made waves in the media when he made a very generous gesture to Gomathi Marimuthu.

Marimuthu had recently won a gold medal in the women’s 800m at the 2019 Asian Athletics Championship in Doha, Qatar.

The actor was so proud of his fellow countrywoman that he awarded her Rs 500,000 (RM 30,000).

He was not able to personally hand her the money as he was on location in Rajapalayam for his latest film, however the representatives of his fan club stepped in and handed the cheque to the athlete.

What made Marimuthu even more amazing was the lack of support she had from the government prior to the win. She was forced to use her own money to prepare for the event and even had to train alone with a coach who’d guide her over the phone.

The Tamil Nadu government has since vowed to help for her. She is hoping for their support while she trains to qualify for the Olympics. Vijay, on the other, has personally spoken to her over the phone and told her that she could count on him for help in the future.

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