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Saviour of 150 Paddy Varieties in India Faces Battle Against Cancer

Nel Jayaraman is an Organic Farming Crusader Diagnosed With Cancer

K.R Jayaraman also known as Nel Jayaraman is an organic farming crusader, environmentalist, and a farmer leader from Adirangam village, Tiruvarur District in the state of TamilNadu, India. He has revived 150 traditional paddy varieties over the last 10 years.

Today, thanks to his efforts, 40,000 farmers have adopted organic cultivation of traditional rices.

Recipient of a number of awards and recognition, Jayaraman won the Best Organic Farmer Award in 2012 and 2013 from the Agriculture Department of the Government of TN.

In 2013, he won the Best Genome Saviour Award of the National Innovation Foundation (NIF), which he received from The President of India.

This Amazing Activist Needs Your Help

Jayaraman is diagnosed with `malignant melanoma' (skin cancer) in January. Govt hospitals failed to treat him saying the cancer is in the advanced stage. But Apollo cancer foundation has come forward to treat him with immunotherapy which is his best chance of survival but this is an expensive protocol and is expected to cost at least Rs.3.8 lakh per session and it need to happen for twice a month for a period of 8-12 months.

At 51, he is a family man with a wife and an 11-year old son, this is an amount which he definitely can't afford on his own. His friends and associates are seeking help for this indefatigable activist.

Raju Jayaraman, his nephew works tirelessly in helping his uncle with treatment. Raju who works at a company as a data entry specialist barely gets time between juggling work and being with his uncle in the hospital throughout. He does not have the amount to save his uncle.  

It is unfortunate that such a tireless activist is fighting for his survival. Your support can help this activist at a chance at life!

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