Actor Kamal Haasan on Thursday donated `20 lakh as his contribution towards creation of a Tamil Chair at Harvard University. He gave the cheque to Prof K Gnanasambandan, who was accompanied by some Tamil enthusiasts.
After CM Edappadi K Palaniswami granted `10 crore as TN government’s contribution, many individuals have started donating towards the cause. Already, actor Vishal has donated `10 lakh.
Fund raising for creating a Tamil Chair was mooted by two US-based Tamil enthusiasts. They managed to collect `18 crore and after TN government’s grant, `10 crore more has to be collected. The State government is also raising funds from philanthropists through the International Institute of Tamil Studies.